When you walk down the streets in New York City, you can’t help but notice that every restaurant, coffee shop, retail store etc is packed! NYC knows how to attract the masses.
This was definitely true for our official New York City premiere of The People’s Crisis last week. The New School was kind enough to donate Tishman Auditorium, a 480 seat theater in the heart of the city so that we could share our new documentary with our New York friends.
We must admit, we were somewhat skeptical of how many people would actually show up on a Friday night in New York. “Who wants to spend their Friday night learning about North Korea,” we thought. But to our surprise, as we walked on stage to start the event, we saw a packed out auditorium with no available seats!
The highlight by far was when Joseph (one of the first North Korean refugees LiNK assisted out of the underground) took the stage. As Joseph spoke on behalf of the North Korean people, we were inspired by the response from the hundreds of people that attended as a result of Joseph’s compelling story.
We hope the momentum will stay alive in New York City! It was such a great opportunity to spread awareness to so many new people and network with individuals who are passionate about this issue.
Thanks for being good to us New York! We love you.