LETTER FROM MASANJIA
Directed by Leon Lee
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
When a woman in Oregon opens a box of Halloween decorations and finds a shocking letter written by a political prisoner from inside a Chinese labour camp, her discovery makes waves across major news outlets worldwide. The author of the letter, Sun Yi, breaks through internet firewalls and learns that his letter has received international attention. Capitalizing on this moment, he joins forces with an underground network of journalists and Chinese dissidents to reveal the dark depths of the entire story.
From Peabody Award–winning director Leon Lee, LETTER FROM MASANJIA takes us into the horrific realities of China’s labour camps through the eyes of Sun Yi, who is determined to expose these abominable human rights violations. Despite being relentlessly pursued by local authorities, he stops at nothing to find justice, ultimately catalyzing large-scale reform of China’s labour camp system.
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Post Screening Panelists:
Leon Lee, Director
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Screening made possible by: China Institute, Asian American Journalists Association – NY Chapter , Rebel Motion, AABANY
Director Leon Lee is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker who explores stories about modern China that can’t be told within Chinese borders. His documentary HUMAN HARVEST tracks the illegal industry of organ harvesting. It has been viewed by millions, broadcasted in more than 25 countries, and received the 74th Annual Peabody Award for Documentary. His company Flying Cloud Productions is dedicated to bringing human rights violations to light in both documentary and narrative filmmaking.