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An SOS Note That Changed History; Opens at Village East Cinema This Week

When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to abolishing the labor camp system in China.

When an SOS note from a political prisoner in China is discovered in a box of Kmart Halloween decorations by a mom in Oregon, it sparks headlines that push the Chinese government to abolish its cruel labour camp system, and inspires the note’s author to expose ongoing human rights violations In China, despite the risks. Directed by Peabody Award winner Leon Lee, Letter from Masanjia (2018) Documentary, an official Selection of the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival opens this week at Village East Cinema, NYC.

Sun Yi is reunited with Julie Keith, the American woman who found his note in a package of Halloween decorations from China. (Courtesy Flying Cloud Productions)

A must-see documentary of 2018! 

This true story of courage is inspiring and gives hope.

By CODEC Prime