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Documentary

Letter from Masanjia

Year 2018
Runtime 76 mins
Language English/Mandarin
Subtitles English

Winner of 2018 Audience Favourite, Canadian Documentary Feature


Director Leon Lee will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 22 and 23. 


After purchasing Halloween decorations that contained a hidden distressing letter from a Chinese political prisoner, an Oregon woman attracts the world’s attention to a harrowing story of human rights abuses in forced labour camps. The author of the letter, Sun Yi, continues to risk his life as the story unfolds, providing hidden camera footage and damning details for the world to witness.


Peabody Award-winning director Leon Lee highlights the horrific circumstances of China’s labour camps through Sun Yi’s courageous voice. Pursued by authorities, his only motivation is justice, and ultimately large-scale reform of a poisoned political system.


Written by Alexander Rogalski

Countries

Canada
Director
Leon Lee
Producer
Melissa James, Caylan Ford
Screenwriter
Caylan Ford, Leon Lee
Cinematographer
Sun Yi, Marcus Fung
Editor
Patrick Carroll
Music
Michael Richard, Plowman
Cast
Sun Yi, Julie Keith, Fu Ning