Fim Screening: Letter from Masanjia
The University of Manitoba Falun Dafa Group is hosting a screening of the documentary “Letter from Masanjia”, directed by Peabody Award winner Leon Lee.
The film tells the story of what happened when a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China.
What: Film screening (75 minutes) and Q&A (45 minutes)
When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Q&A discussion with:
- Dr. David Matas, International Human Right Lawyer, Order of Canada
- Professor Maria Cheung, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
- Caylan Ford, Writer, Co-producer (3 pm screening via Skype)
- Leon Lee, Award-winning director (7 pm screening via Skype)
Where: Cinematheque – 304-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg
As the Falun Dafa Student Group tells UM Today: “While China becomes a significant player in the global economy, its political and social policy affects not only its own people. ‘Letter from Masanjia’ shows that we are all affected across the ocean….It is our hope that you will watch this trailer, read the BBC news and see this documentary to help increase awareness of what people in China and their families are facing…we hope altogether we can bring an end to this kind of atrocity and build a peaceful world. Thanks for all your support.”