Crystal Chen – Faith Helped Me Survive Cruel Torture

[5 min]

Guangzhou native Crystal Chen operated the largest textile trading companies in the region until 1999, when the persecution on her faith began. Her livelihood was torn away as a result and she was also detained. From then on, the local authorities regularly used salt torture and force-feeding to coerce her into denouncing her beliefs.

Crystal Chen – Making Christmas Lights Until My Fingers Bled

[4 min]

Falun Gong practitioners are treated as slaves in China, Chen reveals. She was forced to do factory work for 16 hours a day, making anything from Disney merch to Christmas lights. Not only did the labor conditions mangle her hands, the guards also incentivized other inmates to abuse Falun Gong practitioners with an early release from prison…

Fuyao Li – Visiting My Parents in Jail

[2 min]

Fuyao Li rarely uttered the words “Mom” and “Dad” in her childhood, because the Chinese Communist Party had deemed them dissidents for simply practicing a spiritual meditation. Li was only allowed to visit them twice a year, for mere minutes at a time. 

Fuyao Li – Held Captive in School Dormitory

[4 min]

When she was in primary school, Fuyao Li and her mother were imprisoned in a shoddy storage room in the schoolyard where Li attended and her mother had taught for years. Li’s mother was removed from her position, and two teachers kept 24/7 surveillance on the mother-daughter duo to pressure […]

Fuyao Li – Mom and Dad Arrested

[4 min]

On a seemingly normal evening, police abruptly barged into Fuyao’s home and ransacked through their belongings. Within the hour, the police took her parents away due to their faith in Falun Gong.

Guoliang Zhang – Surviving Brainwashing and Sleep Deprivation

[5 min]

Zhang survived six years of torture under the Chinese regime, most notably psychological torture. Authorities regularly held brainwashing sessions with thirty or forty people, where they were forced to watch hours of state propaganda that demonized Falun Gong and then write essays denouncing their spiritual beliefs.

Guoliang Zhang – Pilot Banned from Flights

[5 min]

Although Zhang experienced how Falun Gong benefited his mental and physical health, the government order to eradicate the practice on July 20, 1999 changed everything. His flying license, pilot badge and passport were confiscated by the airline. Since then, none of the pilots who practiced Falun Gong were allowed to fly for Chinese airlines.

Weiyu Wang, Survivor of Chinese Prison and Torture, IRF Summit

[9 min]

When the CCP began its persecution on Falun Gong, Mr. Weiyu Wang was a doctorate student at Tsinghua University. But after July 20, 1999, Wang suffered from nearly a decade of torture and was forced to suspend his schooling twice. His entire family was oppressed by authorities for 14 years. Even after his release, Wang was closely monitored by police and CCP agents. Now, he lives with his wife and son in Michigan. This is his story.

Young Girl’s Father Dies in Custody | Han Yu

In this video Han Yu recounts when her father died in police custody, the anguish of her family upon recovering her father’s body, and her suspicions that her father was the victim of forced organ harvesting.

Split by the State | Short Film

Facing persecution by the Chinese communist regime for their faith, Eric and his mother manage to escape to Australia by joining a tour group to the country. However, Eric’s father is not so fortunate. He is locked up in China’s notorious prison system, where he is brutally tortured and abused in solitary confinement…

Memoir of a Communist Slave | Short Film

Memoir of a Communist Slave tells the harrowing and true story of David Huang—a man whose wife was murdered by the same oppressors that forced him into China’s notorious prison ‘gulag system’ in the early 2000’s. It was there he suffered and endured ‘re-education through labor’ for his faith.

Kidnapped and Sentenced to 16 Years of Chinese Prison—The Story of Zhiwen Wang

Zhiwen Wang was illegally detained on July 20th 1999, because he is a Falun Gong practitioner. Practicing Falun Gong in China had literally become a crime overnight, and he was one of the thousands of practitioners throughout the country targeted for immediate arrest. In a show trial, he was sentenced to heavy term of 16 years.

Brutal “Transformation” of Falun Gong Practitioners in Chinese Prisons

[4 min]

In an attempt to brainwash detainees into renouncing their spiritual faith and pledging allegiance to the Chinese communist party, officials resort to brutal torture methods in Chinese prisons. This is a personal account from a Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Chen Gang, who was tortured in a Beijing prison.

A Long Way Home | Legends Unfolding

[27 min]

“Tommy drove to the Helsinki airport to pick me up. He planned on driving from north back to south so I could see all the scenery along the way. However, partway through the trip, my business partner gave me a call and told me that my mother had been arrested again. It was 2008. A lot of people were arrested at the time, including lawyers, human rights activists, and Falun Gong practitioners, one of whom was my mother.”