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The North Korean Diver and the Octopus

Park Myongho is a North Korean man who defected to the South with his family. He now works as a diver making a dangerous living by catching octopuses where North meets South.

Park Myongho is North Korean ex-military man who defected to the South, at huge risk with his family. He now works as a compressor diver making a dangerous living by catching octopuses under the sea where North meets South.

When US journalist David Sheff realised that his beloved teenage son Nic was addicted to the highly dangerous drug crystal meth, he tried to do everything to help him. Could this family break free from the destructive cycle of addiction?

(Image: Park Myongho with an octopus. Photo credit: Moyoung Jin.)

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Tue 29 Jan 2019 04:06GMT

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