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Eternal Spring

by Jason Loftus Documentary Competition

In March 2002, members of the popular but banned spiritual group Falun Gong hack into a Chinese state television station to counter the government's slanderous propaganda. Arrests are immediately made – and many Falun Gong followers are forced to flee. One of the exiles is the comic artist Daxiong. In ETERNAL SPRING, he uses animation to trace the history of this unique protest against the Chinese state system. In the process, insights are gained not only into the relentless suppression of minorities and freedom of expression in the Red Dragon of Asia, but also into the love of one's own nation, despair and the uprooting of numerous Chinese exiles around the world.

About the director(s)

Jason Loftus is a Canadian filmmaker and producer whose work spans documentary film, docuseries, virtual reality, narrative games, and animation. His directorial debut ASK NO QUESTIONS (2020) had its world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival, and won the World Cinema Award at Phoenix Film Festival. ETERNAL SPRING, his second feature-length documentary film, had its world premiere at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The film is Canada's official entry for the 95th Academy Awards.

Filmography (selection): Eternal Spring (doc, 2022) | Ask No Questions (doc, 2020)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Canada, 2022
  • Runtime: 86 Min
  • Languages: Mandarin, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Jason Loftus
  • Cast: Daxiong, Jin Xuezhe (“Mr. White”), Lan Lihua (“Xiao Lan”), Wang Jianmin, Zhang Zhongyu, Wang Liansu, Wang Huilian
  • Screenplay: Jason Loftus
  • Cinematography: John Tran
  • Editor: David Schmidt
  • Music: Tom Hill
  • Producers: Jason Loftus, Yvan Pinard, Kevin Koo, Masha Loftus
  • Production Company: Lofty Sky Pictures
  • World Sales: The Film Collaborative
  • www.eternalspringfilm.com
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