Letter from Masanjia

Letter from Masanjia

It all started when Julie Keith from Oregon USA found an SOS note in a box of “Made in China” Halloween decorations. Setting off a chain of events that exceed even creative fiction, the desperate note written by a Chinese political prisoner not only traveled over 8,000 km, but led to the closure of the notorious Masanjia labor camp. Yet, this astonishing story, like the struggle to defend human rights, is far from over…

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Direction: Leon Lee
Script: Caylan Ford, Leon Lee
Cinematography: Sun Yi, Marcus Fung
Editing: Patrick Carroll
Sound: Randy Kiss
Music: Michael Richard Plowman
Production: Flying Cloud Productions
Producer/Producers: Leon Lee
Co-producer/Co-producers: Melissa James, Caylan Ford
Art Direction: Jean-Sebastien Lavoie
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Canada
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 76΄
World Sales: CΑΤ & Docs, info@catndocs.com
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Jury Prize – DOQUMENTA International Documentary FF 2018, Audience Award – Asian American IFF 2018, Audience Award – Atlanta DocuFest 2018, Audience Award – Calgary IFF 2018, Silver Punt Audience Award – Cambridge Film Festival 2018, Best International Documentary-Chagrin Documentary FF 2018, Jury Award – DocsMX: The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City 2018, Audience Award – Portland Film Festival 2018, St. Louis Film Critics Award – St. Louis International Film Festival

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