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In March 2002, a state TV signal in China gets hacked by members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal is to counter the government narrative about their practice. In the violent aftermath, Falun Gong practitioner and comic book illustrator Daxiong (Justice League, Star Wars) is forced to flee to North America. Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring (長春) retraces the event on its 20th anniversary. This stunning animated documentary brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance told through harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution and incredible artistry. Eternal Spring (長春) was selected by Telefilm Canada to represent Canada for consideration for the Best International Feature Film award at the 2023 Oscars.
In Mandarin and English with English subtitles.
Writer, director Jason Loftus and producer, Masha Loftus in attendance.