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Eternal Spring

1h 25m Human Rights, Animation 2022

In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice.

In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong Justice League and Star Wars, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee.

He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening a violent repression. His views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China, now living in Seoul, South Korea.

Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, the film retraces the event on its 20th anniversary and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance, harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution, and an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.

This film has Closed Captions and Audio Description available.

Kazz Basma

Sideways Film

+44 788 147 3603


Jason Loftus


Jason Loftus


Kevin Koo


Yvan Pinard


John M. Tran


David Schmidt


English, Mandarin