Free China: The Courage to Believe
Free China: The Courage to Believe (2013)

As political scandals surface and tensions rise along with more than one hundred and fifty thousand protests occurring each year inside China, this timely documentary also highlights the issue of unfair trade practices with the West and how… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 7, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2013
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David DeWitt
New York Times

[The] stories, unobstructed by any attempt at balance, build in narrative power ...

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Simon Foster

Free China: The Courage to Believe is a rousing call-to-arms, a demand that the international community take the same fearless approach that Zeng and Lee did in defiance of Chinese human rights atrocities.

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Robin Migdol
Village Voice

Free China: The Courage to Believe delivers a powerful, if at times heavy-handed, warning: The systematic and state-sanctioned persecution of peaceful citizens is alive and well in China.

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Brent Simon

A damning nonfiction look at the human rights abuses of China, as filtered specifically through the oppression of Falun Gong practitioners and two sympathetic, steel-spined subjects.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Though his treatment of the subject is often superficial, Perlman makes a clear argument for the broader implications, especially for Western consumers.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Earnest, interesting, but not wholly satisfying treatment of China's Falun Gong movement.

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