When she was just four years old, Lucy was abducted from her daycare and held as ransom by Chinese police. They wanted to find her mother, Mrs. Yan Liu, and persecute her until Liu renounces her faith in Falun Gong.

Now Lucy is 25 years old, and an award-winning animator and graduate from Sheridan College in Ontario. Her mother is still in China, and is currently sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, after a taxi driver reported to police that she is a Falun Gong practitioner.

This is Lucy’s video message for her mother on Chinese New Year.

More about Lucy’s story: faluninfo.net/mother-of-lucy-liu/