Free China: The Courage to Believe

Free China: The Courage to Believe


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LA Weekly
Indie Wire
Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York
The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in
New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

Perlman wrote, produced and directed “Free China: The Courage To Believe.” The film was a coproduction with NTD Television, the largest independent Chinese television station. The film has been theatrically released across the US and had more than one thousand screenings worldwide including US Congress, European Parliament, British Parliament and Google Headquarters. The New York Times praised the film as “Stirring Narrative Power.” and Karen Curry, former CNN New York Bureau Chief has hailed the film as “Intensely compelling…extraordinary.”

The film examines the widespread human rights violations in China through the stories of Jennifer Zeng, a mother and former Communist Party member and Dr. Charles Lee, a Chinese American businessman, who along with hundreds of thousands of peaceful citizens are tortured and subject to slave labor, producing products exported to department stores throughout the United States. The film also exposes the multi-billion dollar organ harvesting trade where prisoners are killed so their organs are sold to unwitting Westerners desperate for a transplant and what can be done to stop this horrific practice.

The film document how Cisco sold technology to China that allows the police to arrest American inspired pro-democracy activists. This same technology is implemented by the Chinese military to conduct cyber attacks against the US government and American businesses. The film also highlights new technologies, developed in America, that allows free information and communication inside China as well as other closed societies.