Free China: The Courage to Believe (2013)

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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 Internet technologies and the re-emergence of traditional Chinese culture are helping bring freedom to 1.3 billion people in China. (c) Official Site
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NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Cast

Michael Perlman
as Narrator
Tony Chen
as CCTV Anchor
Kean Wang
as China Administrator of Sports
Teresa Tan
as CCTV Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Free China: The Courage to Believe

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 30, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 2, 2013
Screen-Space

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.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Shockya.com

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

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Free China: The Courage to Believe

A very fine movie, which reminds us of the things we take so much for granted. A movie that wakes you up to the true nature of humans, and how our Freedom of speech and of Belief can never be compromised. Neither should any humans lives be taken for their belief either. A MUST SEE

Mariepaul Baxiu
Mariepaul Baxiu

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