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Letter from Masanjia

Letter from Masanjia is a movie starring Anonymous, Julie Keith, and Fu Ning. When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that...

Other Titles
Segélykiáltás egy kínai munkatáborból, 馬三家のからの手紙, Masanjia
Running Time
1 hours 15 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Leon Lee
Writer
Caylan Ford, Leon Lee
Actors
Anonymous, Fu Ning, Julie Keith, Yi Sun
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China.

Comments about documentary «Letter from Masanjia» (17)

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Margaret F.

It's hard to believe that a movie with so much content could be so poorly put together. But I found it really enjoyable. The only thing I can think of that is bad is the editing. The music was good. The actors were great. I really hope that the makers of this movie make a sequel and see how far they can go. This movie is a MUST SEE!

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Julia

I can't believe the reviews here. They are either 100% negative or 0% positive. It's really hard to understand. It's so obvious that the people who didn't like the movie are not the same people who liked the movie. I think this is an important movie, because it shows that it is not a necessary thing to be in a certain place in order to be a successful artist. I've been in LA for over 15 years now, and I've seen people who have had a very good life, and people who have not been successful, and I've seen them all. It's a wonderful movie, and I hope everyone who sees it likes it. It's a good movie for everyone, regardless of how good or bad they are. I recommend it to everyone.

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Dennis P.

A friend of mine who works for the Ministry of Science and Technology said, "We have been telling all our colleagues, including the President, that the life-saving device we are developing will be successful because it will be given to everyone." I was incredulous. How could the UN be so stupid? Surely it would have been a disaster if the UN had agreed to a device that would kill half of the world's population. The U.S. and the U.K. could not have provided the other half. I realize that I am being overly critical. I understand that these are not human lives that the UN is interested in saving, but the devices will be used for what they are intended to be used for, which is, to stop epidemics from spreading and to stop disease from infecting people. The people I have interviewed about this device were unhelpful and dismissive. It was like they were afraid to go against the UN, but didn't want to ruin their reputations by being outspoken. It is very common for governments to place their own interests ahead of the public interest. The world's governments are very bad at being honest about how they spend their money, and for good reason. They would not have any reason to worry about a device that would save lives, except for the public interest. They would rather spend money on weapons than on helping their own people. There is an interesting quote about the people who oppose the device. The doctor says, "Why do they think this is a good idea?" The person replies, "They are ignorant." It is like when the UN is asked, "What are you doing?" The UN person replies, "What are you doing is not helping the world, it is helping yourself." This movie has provided some excellent information. However, the documentary is not about the UN or the people who oppose it. It is about the UN and what it does. I think that the UN should be ashamed of itself. It is clear that the UN's leaders know very little about what is going on in the world and about the problems in the world. The movie shows that there is a war going on between the UN and the people who oppose the UN. It is clear that the UN is losing the war. It is obvious that the UN is the source of all the problems in the world. In order to stop the war, the UN should spend more time helping the people and less time trying to win the war. It should spend its time teaching the people how to read and write, teaching them to work together to help their own countries, and educating them about what is going on in the world. It should spend less time trying to create a device that will stop epidemics and more time trying to help the people of the world.

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Larry

I just watched this movie on cable last night and was blown away. The movie is fascinating to see, and it just shows how much humanity exists, despite what the mainstream news would have you believe. The narration and the story is very real and I was surprised that the narration was so good, and yet so good at the same time. It was just so powerful and poetic. I recommend this movie to anyone, especially those who are interested in spirituality and in the workings of the universe. It is definitely worth watching.

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Albert Marshall

This is the most powerful documentary I have ever seen. I have been a documentary filmmaker for 30 years and have had my share of ups and downs, but never have I been so moved by a film as I was by this film. This is not a film about the Armenian Genocide, but a film about the human spirit and the importance of telling stories. This is a film that every person should see and be inspired by. It will open your eyes to the fact that we have a lot to learn from each other and how we can all become better people.

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Mildred W.

It is amazing to watch. It really does put the "history" of Masanjia, an indigenous town in Papua New Guinea in perspective. It shows how violence and the development of land and industries was destroying the environment and people of the area. And how the people, the people of Masanjia, were suffering. The narration of the film is good, and the cinematography and editing is excellent. The documentary is quite moving, especially at the end. This is a great movie for people who are interested in this subject. It is definitely a must see.

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Gloria W.

I've just finished watching this movie, and I'm still in tears. I'm a senior in high school and my school is a small town in Northern Illinois. The movie is about a high school senior, who has been in a coma for 2 years. He is very close to death and he doesn't want to wake up. He wants to know his life, his past and what he has missed. He has to write a letter to his mom. He has to go to a website and fill in a questionnaire to find out where he was born. I'm not sure if he will be able to do it. This is a story that is truly inspirational. I would recommend it to anyone who has ever been in a coma. You may think you will never wake up, but you won't. It's not about what you think, it's about what you do. It's about living life, not dying it. Thank you for making this movie. It's inspiring, and I can't wait to watch it again!

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Doris Phillips

This is a must see for anyone who believes in what it is like to live in a world without nuclear weapons. The people are brilliant. There are lots of short documentaries that make this film so much more interesting. One of the most important ones is "Selected from Life" (featuring George Lopez) in which he talks about how he feels about the movie he made as a child and then how he became an adult. The director, Casey Neistat, also produced this film. If you have never seen it before, go out and buy it. You will not regret it. I have to say that I was not expecting to like this film. It was a very interesting film. You can find it at the library, but if you can find it, get it. I think that it is very important for people to see it and to hear people's views.

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Frances Carlson

The first time I ever saw this movie was the very first time. I remember really loving it and wishing that the director would make more movies like this. I am a single mom of two girls, so I can relate to what she is trying to tell. I have a hard time believing that so many people don't even know what this movie is about. I have heard people tell me how this movie is a tear jerker, but I know this is not true. I am very proud of the fact that I was able to get an education, and a career. I would love to know why the so called "haters" (trolls) have not made it to the bottom. It is so sad to think that this film is only viewed by people who are barely making ends meet, and having a hard time finding a decent job. It is a beautiful film. I am glad I had the chance to see it, and I know that I will be watching it again soon.

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Kenneth Guzman

I'm a huge fan of Brian May, but this documentary just blew me away. I felt like I was a kid again watching his career unfold in front of my eyes. It was like a personal journey through the journey of his life. I felt that Brian May had it all, a brilliant voice, a great band, great music, great public image and an amazing love for what he does. The way that he got into music was very surprising and to this day I still have no idea why he did it. It was a great mixture of eccentricity, the mania, the public image, and just sheer talent. I think that he should be credited for making that possible. I was surprised that he had made it this far. I've never seen him perform live and I never really cared to. The truth is that the show was a flop and I was quite surprised at how quickly he was able to transition from doing that show to making music again. He has a way of making his music look very good. This documentary was a real eye opener. I really appreciated it and I hope that it will inspire many others to look deeper into their own passions and careers. The documentary had me completely enthralled from beginning to end. I love Brian May and his music and I think that this documentary will help many other people too. The only thing that I think that was lacking was some actual interviews with the people involved in the making of the film. It was a real shame that Brian May didn't get the credit that he deserved. I highly recommend this documentary and I hope that it can inspire a lot of people to pursue their passions and careers and that they will realize that you don't need to just be a star to be a great artist. This documentary really was inspirational and I think that it will inspire many people to follow in Brian's footsteps and realize that they don't need to just be famous. I can only hope that many people will see this documentary and then they will be inspired to follow their dreams.

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Gregory

This is the story of a mother and her children, which is just too sad to be a story of life, at least to me. But it is really an amazing, incredible story, about a mother, who just wants to give the best to her kids, and also to live her life with as much love as she can. It is really difficult for me to say if I like this movie or not. I really like this movie. It is just so beautiful, and this is the only movie I can think of where I could cry. But I love this movie. And the way she is living her life, is really amazing. It is really sad to see that this is a real life story. If you are sad because of a mother's death, don't watch this movie. But if you like movies that show real life stories, and you are in a heart-break, or a heart-broken state, this is really a movie you should watch.

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Patricia F.

As a long-time associate of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Urban League, I felt compelled to write my opinion of the documentary. This documentary was produced and directed by Michael Taft (Former Board President) who has been active in the urban and small towns communities in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He is an American who is passionate about social justice and community-building. He has worked with social justice organizations and is committed to the idea that any individual, organization or political party, can do something to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable. As the title of the documentary suggests, the film's title comes from the member who brought this project to Michael's attention. I think it is also a metaphor for the message of the film. People in the Philadelphia area and in this country, need to be held accountable for the horrific crimes committed against their fellow human beings. The real victims are not the criminals, but rather the innocent and the voiceless, the ones who have been the targets of this barbaric crime. The economic success of the City of Philadelphia, and the social and cultural changes that have occurred since the days of Jim Crow, are the fruits of the racial discrimination that occurred during this time period. It is clear that the City of Philadelphia is making significant strides in overcoming the prejudice and racism that occurred during this time period. I am hopeful that the Philadelphia Urban League, along with its affiliate organizations, will be able to establish an effective dialogue and relationship with its members and the broader community that would bring about a positive change in our community. Michael Taft is a real American and he is committed to the kind of change that is needed to bring about a more just and a more peaceful society. We should all be ashamed of the evil that we have done to our fellow human beings.

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Adam

I have been a fan of this documentary for some time now, and it has definitely left an impression on me. There are so many stories and insights into the lives of the people of these communities. It is a great addition to the film world, and I hope to see more of it. I also loved the fact that the people who were involved in making the film had a lot of the people they were interviewing tell their stories to the camera. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in learning more about the lives of these communities.

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Evelyn R.

I just saw this movie in San Diego. I am just in awe. The movie makes you feel as if you are actually there. I can't tell you how good it is. I really felt the pain of the people that were living in these places. The courage and strength of people that were living there, when the Nazis came. The pain of losing your family to the Nazis. The terrible feeling that people had when they had to leave. I have to say, if this movie had been made in Hollywood, I am sure it would have been rated R, but it is not. It's so well done, that it has gotten some very negative reviews. I believe that is because they are not aware of what is really going on in some of these countries. I don't want to say too much about the movie because I want people to go see it. This is the first documentary I have ever seen that makes you feel the pain that these people are going through. It really touched me. I wish people would see this movie and get an accurate picture of what is going on in the world today.

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Emma M.

I am a Canadian who spent a year in Jamaica. This is my second documentary and I think it will stand out from the other ones because of the reason I left the country and my perspective. I never thought about the Caribbean for a while. My mother is Jamaican, and I visited the place I left in 2005, not knowing the country. I saw the old mans house and the Jamaican currency in the dollar bills, and I am surprised that it is not accepted anymore. It was about time for me to explore the places and people of the country I left. I have watched documentaries on animals and on how to eat Jamaican food. But I had not had a chance to see how the locals had changed and it was interesting to watch the way the local people looked, their houses, food, and what they used for candles. I am also curious about the government. I like how the government is trying to promote tourism. It is a fun trip. The government has built a website and it is just awesome. I also noticed a great respect for the islanders. I think people will appreciate the documentary more after they see it. This is a movie for everyone. I would recommend this to everyone. It is a must see. 10/10.

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Austin

I'm so glad this film exists and it is so rare to see documentaries about the natural world. I don't care how "long" you are, this is the best documentary I have seen about what it's like to be a plant-animal-terrestrial organism. This is the best film I have seen about the living plant, and I've seen thousands. I'm not trying to compare this to a really good documentary, but just the idea that this is so good, I want to know more about it. I'm glad I saw this movie, it is really important. I am so glad it exists and I hope it is released on DVD or maybe even available to buy online. Thank you so much for making this documentary!

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Harry

Not only are all the reasons for war and hatred in the world, but a movie which shows them all. Not only is it an informative and a moving movie, but it also teaches about how to change your behavior and think. It makes you realize that war is just something that can happen anywhere, and also the kind of people you can have friends with. This movie is simply the greatest thing that you could ever do, and it is a perfect gift to someone. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the real causes of the war and the real reasons of hatred. It shows the main cause of all the wars that are happening, and also shows you that there is no one who has no reason for hatred and war. It's not just about the war, it's about the hatred, and the hatred in all of us.