Filmmaker and Peabody Award winner, Leon Lee’s social justice documentary Letter From Masanjia, follows the true story of an Oregon woman who finds a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner in her Halloween decorations and the nail-biting chain of events that it sparks when she takes the letter public, exposing appalling flagrant human rights violations – that leads to sweeping labor reform in China.
Parade Deck Films opened this powerful documentary “Letter From Masanjia” theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on September 14th, 2018, and now Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, will bring the film to audiences across North America on DVD & VOD/Digital platforms including: iTunes, Amazon, FandangoNow, VUDU, Xbox, Vimeo, Google Play, etc. on this upcoming December 4th, 2018.
Imagine being a young mother buying holiday decorations at a local Kmart, only to discover a letter asking for help from a prisoner in a labor camp in China? This is a shockingly true tale that dominated the news in real time then and is sadly as prominent a story as it is now I our current political climate as we celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Canadian based, acclaimed filmmaker and Peabody Award winner, Leon Lee’s social justice documentary “Letter From Masanjia,” shines a powerful light on human rights violations in China. When this story originally broke it was covered around the world affecting unprecedented change with the American disovery of a political prisoners letter.
Coming off of a wildly successful festival run and excellent enthusiastic early critical reviews – Leon Lee’s “Letter From Masanjia” has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of the best docs of 2018, taking home Audience Award for Documentary Feature at the 2018 Asian American International Film Festival, Atlanta Docufest, Newburport Documentary Film Festival, and Calgary International Film Festival.