Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring (長春)

24th TDF: World Premiere

2In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of the 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, Star Wars), a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening violent repression. But 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, Eternal Spring 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.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Jason Loftus
Script: Jason Loftus, Masha Loftus, The Pearman Brothers
Cinematography: John Tran
Editing: David Schmidt
Sound: Bret Killoran
Music: Thomas William Hill
Actors: Daxiong, Jin Xuezhe, Lan Lihua, Wang Jianmin, Zhang Zhongyu, Wang Liansu, Wang Huilian
Production: Lofty Sky Pictures
Producers: Jason Loftus, Yvan Pinard, Kevin Koo
Executive producer: Masha Loftus
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Canada
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 86΄
Contact: Lofty Sky Distribution

Animation Director: David St-Amant, Animators: David St-Amant, Alexander G Smith, Matthew Sousa, Carl Beauchemin

Jason Loftus


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