Category: Feature Film, TV
Director: Jason Loftus
Composer: Thomas William Hill
Oscar nominated Eternal Spring is an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.
In March 2002, a state TV signal in China gets hacked by members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal is 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 an already violent repression. But his views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China.
Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring (長春) retraces the event and brings to life a story of defiance and incredible artistry scored by the beautifully emotive music of Thomas William Hill.