Letter from Masanjia tells the story of how a desperate SOS note from a Chinese prisoner is found by a US mother in her Halloween decorations, and the incredible events that led to the shutdown of China's labor camp system.

Directed by Peabody Award winning director, Leon Lee, the film is both a powerful tale of human suffering, compassion and perseverance and a potent 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.

Leon Lee is not welcome in his native country because of his previous films about China’s human rights abuses. So, in Letter from Masanjia, he teaches Sun Yi to use camera equipment via Skype. For over a year, Sun Yi secretly captures harrowing footage of his daily life as a human rights defender, leading up to his tense run from the Chinese authorities. Meanwhile, in the US, Julie Keith is struggling with her own dilemmas as a mother newly embroiled in this cause.

Together, these unlikely heroes expose China’s ongoing persecution against millions whose ideology differs from the Chinese government.


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.”



6:00 pm for 6:30 pm: start

6:30 pm to 7:46 pm: Screening of Letter from Masanjia (76 minutes)

7:46 pm to 8:30 pm: Q&A with panel

Important Note

All tickets must be pre-purchased via Eventbrite. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue on the night.

Supported by

Global Friendship Association

World Victims of Communism Association of Australia

Falun Dafa Association


This is a not for profit event.

Limited seating - get your tickets now!


Event details

Venue: HOYTS Sunnybank, Cnr Main St and McCullough St, Sunnybank, QLD 4109
Bookings: 0418 887 815