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