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"Letter from Masanjia": Screening and Filmmaker Discussion
"Letter from Masanjia": Screening and Filmmaker Discussion
WhenThursday, Apr. 25, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus roomThomson Hall 101
Event typesScreenings
Event sponsorsUW Human Rights Center

UW Department of Anthropology 
Target AudienceStudents and Community…

Screening and discussion of “Letter from Masanjia”, an Oscar-nominated documentary that exposes atrocities in China’s forced labor camp system from a political dissident’s perspective, filmed secretly in China with the help of Peabody-winning director Leon Lee. It details an epic story of how, an Oregon woman finds an SOS note from a Chinese dissident in a package of Halloween decorations from Kmart, setting off a chain of events that would shut down the entire labor camp system in China and ignite the note-writer’s dangerous quest to expose a deadly persecution.

Director Leon Lee will be engaging in a post-screening panel with UW anthropology lecturer, Xinjiang specialist and Uyghur rights advocate Darren Byler. This event is co-hosted by a few student groups on campus and sponsored by the UW Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Rights, as well as the Seattle Documentary Association (Sea-Doc).…
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