In March 2002, members of the outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong hack into a state TV feed in China. Their purpose is to refute the government’s portrayal of their practice. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, forcing Falun Gong practitioner and comic book illustrator Daxiong (Justice League, Star Wars) to leave. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for exacerbating the country’s already harsh repression. However, his beliefs are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant who fled China and is now residing in Seoul, South Korea.
Eternal Spring (長春) retraces the event on its 20th anniversary, combining present-day film with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s paintings, and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance conveyed via terrible firsthand accounts of persecution and magnificent craftsmanship. Eternal Spring is an inspiring story about the will to fight for political and religious freedoms at any cost.
Eternal Spring Trailer
- Genre: Documentary, Animation, History
- Original Language: Chinese
- Director: Jason Loftus
- Producer: Jason Loftus, Yvan Pinard, Kevin Koo
- Writer: Jason Loftus, Jason Loftus
- Release Date (Theaters): Oct 14, 2022, Limited
- Runtime: 1h 26m
- Distributor: Lofty Sky Pictures