A major newspaper in Japan, Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞), published an article about Letter from Masanjia. "The documentary got the second highest request from the viewers among the recent broadcasted 100 documentaries on "NHK BS World Documentaries”. “It (the fifth broadcasting on NHK on 4th June 2019) was a timely broadcasting because the unprecedented demonstration with 2 million people took place in Hong Kong. This incident highlighted the deep-rooted suspicion in the free world against the human rights situation in the mainland China. Masanjia and Hong Kong are linked to each other." ...
"Documentaries are a particularly powerful form of storytelling. They have the power to appeal to our humanity, awaken our sense of empathy, and touch our souls. Letter from Masanjia does just that. " Thank you to Dressember for the post! ...
Storytelling has long been a part of the human experience. Although the mediums and technologies have changed, their immense power to impact us remains. Documentaries are a particularly powerful form of storytelling. They have the power to appeal to our humanity, awaken our sense of empathy, and tou
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
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
"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
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
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