- Jason Loftus
- 86 min
- English, Mandarin
How hard would you fight for your freedom?
In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of the 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 violent repression, but his views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participants to have escaped China.
Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring retraces the event on its 20th anniversary. The film 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.
Asia Pacific Premiere
Winner of Hot Docs 2022 Audience Award
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