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Eternal Spring

  • 1h 26m
  • Jason Loftus
  • Canada
  • 2022

In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice.

In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong Justice League and Star Wars, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee.

He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening a violent repression. His views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China, now living in Seoul, South Korea.

Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, the film retraces the event on its 20th anniversary and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance, harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution, and an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.

If you purchase the film, you will be invited to our interactive Virtual Hub for a digital Q&A with Director Jason Loftus and subject Daxiong, with translators on hand, on the 11th of June at 2:30PM.

Click here for more information about Doc Edge Festival Virtual Hub.

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Category “True or False” presented by LUMO

Director

Jason Loftus

Producer

Kevin Koo

Producer

Yvan Pinard

Producer

Jason Loftus

Languages

English, Mandarin

Closed Captions [CC]

English

Country

Canada

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