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An Oregon woman finds an SOS message from a Chinese dissident in a package of Halloween decorations from Kmart, setting off a chain of events that would shut down the entire labor camp system in China and ignite the letter-writer’s dangerous quest to expose a deadly persecution.

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AWARDS & MEDIA

Canadian Screen Award “Best Documentary” Nominee

Top 20 Audience Choice out of 247 films – Hot Docs 2018, Toronto

“An important story, made more intense by its tight focus… well told” Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

Silver Punt Audience Award for Best Documentary Film 2018 – Cambridge Film Festival, UK

“An astonishing sequence of events…” Matthew Bannister, BBC Outlook

Grand Jury Prize for Best International Documentary – Doqumenta, Mexico

“A powerful tale of human suffering, compassion and perseverance” Kevin Crust, LA Times

Audience Favourite Canadian Documentary Feature – Calgary International Film Festival, Canada

“An example of documentary at its most aspirational” Andrea Gronvall, The Chicago Reader

TAKE ACTION

In the film we see the power of a letter. Now it’s your turn.

If you are in the US please write to your local senator asking them to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 220, a bipartisan resolution expressing solidarity for Falun Gong practitioners who have lost lives, freedoms, and rights for adhering to their beliefs and practices.

If you are in Canada please write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help free Canadian Falun Gong practitioner, Sun Qian, who has been illegally detained in China for over a year and is being tortured for her beliefs.

NEWS

Amazing screening in Gothenburg, Sweden. Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers! ...

Amazing screening in Gothenburg, Sweden. Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers!Image attachmentImage attachment

From Director Leon Lee’s acceptance speech, “I’d like to dedicate this award to my friend Sun Yi. While Caylan and I may have written the film, Sun Yi wrote history. “Congratulations Leon Lee & Caylan Ford - Letter from Masanjia for Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Documentary #LeoAwards19 They are doing some amazing things 🌎 ...

From Director Leon Lee’s acceptance speech, “I’d like to dedicate this award to my friend Sun Yi. While Caylan and I may have written the film, Sun Yi wrote history. “
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Victoria  Tyurina
Victoria Tyurina
2019-05-01T21:01:16+0000
Всем рекомендую посмотреть этот фильм .. история эта , касается каждого из нас ...read more
Manya Zhou
Manya Zhou
2019-02-20T21:27:57+0000
Tears in my eyes, thoughts in my mind. I think in this world, people who don’t know what is the real China are Chinese people living in China; but those who know the most are still Chinese people and they want to run away from their motherland...bravo à Mr Sun, un esprit tellement courageux pour combattre d’avoir la liberté! Thanks for Mr Li the director brought us such a beautiful documentary. L’esprit est immortel. R.I.P.read more
陳識文
陳識文
2019-02-17T06:33:14+0000
接露發生在勞教所的邪惡
Che Rry
Che Rry
2019-02-08T23:33:40+0000
Truly one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever watched. An eye-opener that will move your heart. One man's tenacity in a nation ruled by communists. In a modern age where social media is used to show off being rich, famous, and beautiful..other people wish to have freedom and to stop persecution.read more
Kurt Nielsen
Kurt Nielsen
2018-12-08T11:16:24+0000
Human rights situation in China
ThienHa Nguyen
ThienHa Nguyen
2018-12-08T09:42:09+0000
The courageous and endless fight for freedom and justice (y)
Huong Do Nhu
Huong Do Nhu
2018-11-25T08:29:19+0000
"Nếu một người phụ nữ thông qua hành động nhỏ của mình có thể làm được điều này để giải cứu hàng ngàn người vô tội, thì chuyện gì sẽ xảy ra nếu có nhiều người hơn nữa cùng đứng lên và làm như cô ấy?”read more
Shiyan Chen
Shiyan Chen
2018-10-12T15:38:58+0000
全世界都應該來看看,看看萬惡中共的暴行!
Peter Zheng
Peter Zheng
2018-09-14T00:54:45+0000
角逐「奧斯卡獎」最佳紀錄片
Lara Washington
Lara Washington
2018-08-07T05:04:41+0000
A truly moving story from a voice that deserves to be heard. Masanjia shows the realities of labour camps in China which failed to break Sunyi’s spirit.read more
Mateus Arantes Fandino
Mateus Arantes Fandino
2018-08-05T03:28:41+0000
Inspiring documentary, highly recommended. If you are in Vancouver this long weekend, you can see it at VIFF.
Court Reinland
Court Reinland
2018-08-04T21:43:42+0000
Absolutely stunning, one of the best documentaries I have ever seen!
Eléonora Fallwickl
Eléonora Fallwickl
2018-07-28T23:32:23+0000
A powerful story, very well told. Sun Yi, what an incredible Human Being with such inner strength. This film really moved me. The former guards testimony were so touching, so glad Sun Yi made the interviews happen somehow. They were amazing pieces of redemption. 5 Stars!read more
Shellie Zhang
Shellie Zhang
2018-07-25T03:35:15+0000
Go see this.
Sarah Daisy Kosa
Sarah Daisy Kosa
2018-05-19T22:15:34+0000
Guda Zheng
Guda Zheng
2018-05-18T20:33:27+0000
Zhang Zhiyuan
Zhang Zhiyuan
2018-05-17T23:30:14+0000
Little Woo
Little Woo
2018-05-06T22:10:32+0000
Letter from Masanjia is a deeply touching and heroic documentary - a monument of compassion and bravery!! Whenever you need to activate your own courage, watch this film. It will open your heart and inspire you to take action despite the risks. I shed many tears - along with most in the theatre. Tears of admiration, sorrow and awe for the many layers of beauty and danger that we witnessed throughout this incredible journey. Wonderful use of animation (based on Sun Yi's skilled drawings) and risky undercover camera work - it's a miraculous film made despite great obstacles. Thank you Leon and your crew for your great love, dedication and artistry... This is truly an epic yet humble documentary - reflecting the epic yet humble nature of Sun Yi's life path.read more
Luís Fernando Novaes
Luís Fernando Novaes
2018-05-06T01:32:54+0000
Excellent documentary that shows us the truth about the evil communist regime.
Lingxi Zheng
Lingxi Zheng
2018-05-04T20:55:33+0000
Tom Kevin
Tom Kevin
2018-05-02T07:06:35+0000
Dandan Shi
Dandan Shi
2018-04-30T21:11:28+0000
Stephanie Mooney
Stephanie Mooney
2018-04-29T21:07:04+0000
One of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. This needs to be distributed world wide! #HotDocs
Beth Buss
Beth Buss
2018-04-28T03:49:16+0000
Extraordinary. A true gift to us all. Thought-provoking, full of hope and tears.
Victoria Wu
Victoria Wu
2018-04-14T02:38:33+0000
Abhishekh Suri
Abhishekh Suri
2018-03-22T02:17:08+0000
Gong to devils den, and coming back alive, need lots of courage and fearful attitude.
Gisela Sommer
Gisela Sommer
2018-03-20T16:49:56+0000
This brave man risked his life not just once, but every day, to tell his story – a story that matters to the world.
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