|| Video camera brings suffering to
By DENNIS CODAY
If you have ever seen video footage about North Korean orphanages or childrens feeding programs on the evening news, chances are youve seen images shot by Kathi Zellweger of Caritas Hong Kong.
Zellweger has visited North Korea 22 times since 1995. She always carries a video camera and once back in Hong Kong releases the images to media outlets.
She has had no trouble taking tapes out of the country, although the pictures they present are often stark and harrowing, and, some would say, an indictment against the failed policies of the North Korean regime.
This is a big sign of improved relations [with North Korea], Zellweger said. Its no problem to take a camera and bring out footage that they know will be distributed.
Though the day-to-day life in North Korea remains grim, Zellweger finds some small signs of improvement:
Despite the crisis, Zellweger said, it is remarkable how the spirit of solidarity, self-help and determination remains deeply rooted among the North Korean people.
National Catholic Reporter, April 23, 1999