Fri, Dec 2 at 7:30 • Sat and Sun, Dec 3 at 4:30 and 7:30 • IU Radio & Television Theater • Purchase Tickets
Fri, Dec 2 at 7:30 • Sat and Sun, Dec 3 and 4 at 4:30 and 7:30 • IU Radio & Television Theater • Purchase Tickets
In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal: to challenge the government narrative. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening a violent repression. But his views are disputed when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China, now living in Seoul, South Korea.
Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring retraces the event on its 20th anniversary, and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance, eyewitness accounts of persecution, and an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.