Letter from Masanjia - NSW Parliamentary Screening of Documentary

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Theatrette - Parliament of New South Wales

6 Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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You are invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary "Letter from Masanjia" at the NSW Parliament House - Theatrette.

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This event is hosted by Mr David Shoebridge, Greens MP

5.30-6.00pm: Reception (Light refreshments will be provided)

6.00-7.20pm: Screening of award-winning documentary “Letter from Masanjia”

7.20-8.00pm: Forum and Q&A Discussion – Human Rights and Religious Freedom in China (Meet survivors from Chinese labour camps and prisons; Hear the stories of Australian residents whose family or friends are still in Chinese detentions and concentration camps today)

ABOUT THE FILM

Having recently qualified for the 2019 Oscars, the award-winning documentary "Letter from Masanjia" is coming to Sydney! The story is of a SOS letter which was sent from a Chinese labour camp and travelled over 5000 miles to the USA. The letter unites two unlikely heroes who go on a mission to expose the horrors of the Chinese labour camps and China’s bourgeoning surveillance state.

When a desperate SOS letter penned by a prisoner of conscience in China turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, USA, it sparks a chain of events that catalysed the shutdown of China's labour-camp system (even though, it must be noted, other forms of arbitrary detention and re-education remain). Directed by Peabody Award winning director, Leon Lee, the film is both a powerful tale of human suffering, compassion and perseverance and a powerful reminder that most meaningful changes in life stem from the courage of those individuals who fearlessly expose social ills for the sake of truth and justice.

Media Reviews

LA Times: “An amazing film”

New York Times: “A potent documentary”

BBC: “An astonishing sequence of events”

POV Magazine: “You have to see this amazing story to believe it.”

Watch trailer below or at: LetterFromMasanjia.com

The event is co-sponsored by The Epoch Times, Australian Uyghur Association, Sydney Uyghur Women’s Group, Sydney Tibetan Youth and Vietnamese Community in Australia - NSW Chapter

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Theatrette - Parliament of New South Wales

6 Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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