The Journey to Tiananmen

On November 20, 2001, 36 people from around the world gathered on Tiananmen Square. Many had never met, many didn’t even know if anyone else would show up. It was a gathering both necessary and unpredictable. It is a story of their unexpected triumph in drawing international attention to the detention, torture and often deaths of the tens of thousands who had come before them to raise a banner on Tiananmen Square and proclaim “Falun Dafa is Good.”

Candlelight Across the Street | Legends Unfolding

Just off Oxford Street in London, there is a quiet road – Portland Place. There are lots of embassies here, also the BBC headquarters, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1875, The Qing Dynasty Empress, Dowager Cixi bought an office building here. From then on, this place has been China’s embassy.

Tian Guo Marching Band | Legends Unfolding

Among the parade groups is a band wearing ancient Chinese costumes. This is the Tian Guo Marching Band. It is formed by practitioners of Falun Gong, a meditation group that has been persecuted and demonized by the communist regime in China.

Seeking the Tao | Legends Unfolding

Since ancient times people have sought the true essence of martial arts. Were the legendary martial arts techniques real or fictional? In today’s busy world where can we find the spirit and morality of the ancients? And what is the true purpose of life?

The First Three | Legends Unfolding

Three rich and well-connected members of China’s upper class happen to practice Falun Gong, a meditation discipline wildly popular in China. But in 1999, the practice is banned by Communist Party head Jiang Zemin: an act accompanied by book burnings, violent persecution…

Aftermath of the Gunshot | Legends Unfolding

This is a story of David Liang, an Australian man who recovered from high-velocity gunshot wounds in a politically motivated assassination attempt. Despite his doctors’ certitude that he’d never walk again, he achieved the impossible—without surgery.

Ride to Freedom | Legends Unfolding

A group of teenagers ride their bicycles from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about orphans who have lost their parents due to the persecution of Falun Gong.

A Long Way Home | Legends Unfolding

“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.”

Chef Luo | Legends Unfolding

Luo Zizhao, a middle school dropout, became head chef of a five-star restaurant in Beijing
when he was 28. At the top of his career, he was thrown in prison for two years… What are the stories behind the ups and downs of his life?