National Association of Japanese Canadians presents Eternal Spring

April 17, 2024

5:30 PM PDT

$0.00

English

Film Playing


Eternal Spring

Director Jason Loftus
Run Time 86min
Genre Documentary
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Summary

In 2002, members of the Chinese religious group Falun Gong hijacked the feed of a state TV network to protest the government’s ongoing persecution of religious minorities. Using incredible animation by comic book artist Daxiong, this gripping documentary reveals the untold story of how they pulled off this daring act of rebellion, and their subsequent fight for freedom.

Telling a story that is both incredibly personal and grand in scope, Eternal Spring won the Audience Choice Award at the Hot Docs festival, and was selected as the Canadian submission for the Academy Awards in 2022.

“Distinctively incisive on an emotional level, the film applauds the bravery of its participants to relive a painful shared trauma and create a permanent testament of what they endured.” 

– Carlos Aguilar, The Los Angeles Times

Cast Daxiong

Ratings by Province or Territory

14A
Alberta
PG
British Columbia
14A
Manitoba
NR
New Brunswick
NR
Newfoundland and Labrador
NR
Nova Scotia
NR
Northwest Territories
NR
Nunavut
PG
Ontario
NR
Prince Edward Island
NR
Québec
14A
Saskatchewan
NR
Yukon

Event Primary Language

English

Event Details

The National Association of Japanese Canadians will be virtually showing Eternal Spring at 5:30PM and The Boxing Girls of Kabul at 7:15PM on April 17.

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