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Rag Doll Short Film

I stumbled upon a short film called Rag Doll that was directed by Leon Lee. The video description says that "Although Yingying’s mother was killed in a modern day persecution and the little girl is alone on the streets of Northern China, an enchanted art form could reunite them. Enter a child’s world, where hope and imagination are more powerful than police batons or state-sponsored violence, where noble determination conquers all."

The story itself might be a bit confusing to those of us in Western nations. Does it mean in a broad sense that political powers in general are abusive? It turns out that the film shows how Falun Dafa practitioners in China are being detained and abused for their beliefs.

Admittedly, I don't know much about the practice so I looked it up and found that "Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice that millions around the world have made a part of their lives. Rooted in Buddhist tradition, it consists of two main components: self-improvement through the study of teachings, and gentle exercises and meditation."

In other words it is a harmless practice and the politics of China are such that they feel threatened. The CCP banned it and people are detained and many are forced to work in factories. In this case, making dolls for the police in power. The short film is actually designed to bring attention to the issue and show how it harms innocent people who are not fortunate to have freedom of religion. Maybe this now popular short will make a difference!

Find out more on the official website for the film by clicking here.

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