World Cinema – Documentary
LETTER FROM MANSANJIA
Friday, Nov 16, 4pm at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale
LETTER FROM MANSANJIA, Leon Lee
Canada – China / 2018 / 75 min / DCP / Mandarin W/English Subtitles + English
An Oregon woman finds an SOS message from a Chinese dissident in a package of Halloween decorations from Kmart, setting off a chain of events that would shut down the entire labor camp system in China and ignite the letter-writer’s dangerous quest to expose a deadly persecution.
Writer: Leon Lee, Caylan Ford / Producer: Leon Lee / Cinematographer: Marcus Fung / Editor: Patrick Carroll / Composer: Michael Richard Plowman / Featuring: Sun Yi, Julie Keith / Contact: Melissa.James@Flyingcloud.ca
DIRECTOR LEON LEE
Director: Leon Lee, an award-winning filmmaker, brings China’s human rights issues into focus for audiences around the world. His debut documentary, Human Harvest (2014) which was eight years in the making, exposed China’s murderous and illegal organ trade. It has been broadcast in over 25 countries, viewed by millions and received a Peabody Award for Documentary and an Association of International Broadcasters Award for Investigative Journalism. The film helped affect public policy in the US, Britain, Canada and Taiwan, screening in parliaments and governments across the globe. Lee’s Avenues of Escape (2016) aired on the CBC Documentary Channel and received four Leo Awards including Best Feature Documentary.