On November 7, 2019, the Falun Gong Club at University of Texas Arlington hosted a screening of the documentary film “Letter from Masanjia” in the Lone Star Auditorium. “Letter from Masanjia” is an award-winning 2018 film profiling Sun Yi, a Chinese political prisoner who exposed ongoing human rights abuses at Masanjia Labor Camp when his a letter he wrote was found by Oregon resident Julie Keith in a box of Halloween decorations.
Many UTA students were intrigued by the fliers posted around campus and attended the film screening.
In the documentary, Sun Yi is a Falun Gong practitioner who is jailed for his faith as part of China’s “Reeducation through Labor” program. Sun’s story touched many of the audience members to tears, and everyone signed a petition calling for the end to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
The film screening was followed by a discussion panel, which included UTA Anthropology professor Joci Ryan. “Letter from Masanjia” director Leon Lee also joined via video call to answer audience member questions.
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