Hargrove Entertainment Inc.

The Film the Chinese Government Doesn't Want You toSee!

"Falun Gong's Challenge to China"


               Buy Video/Book
Schools,Libraries, Institutions

Running Time: 58 Minutes
Completed: December 2000
Original Language: English and Chinese withEnglish language voice-over.

Publishing rights to the companion book areavailable ( excluding United States, Canada and South Korea).


 2001 Society of Professional Journalists - Sigma Delta Chi
 Television Documentary Award
 2001 Unity In Media - Investigative Journalism
 2001 Houston International Film Festival - REMI Award
 2001 Ready For PBS Film Festival - Investigative Reporting

 2001 Pulitzer Prize for International Journalism
 Ian Johnson/Wall Street Journal - Falun Gong Reporting

Police search crowd for FalunGong pracitioners.             Falun Gong practitioners defying government 
From the multi-award winning international veteran investigative journalist Danny Schechter (Rights & Wrongs, South Africa Now) comes the first complete and objective look at FALUN GONG, a non-violent, anti-materialistic spiritual movement drawing on Buddhist and Taoist traditions; its 100 million followers in over 40 countries, including the U.S., and the tremors it's practioners are causing in the corridors of power in the People's Republic of China today by way of their peaceful protests in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bishop Desmond Tutu in support of freedom of conscience and freedom of association.

In one of the most bizarre cases of political repression in modern history, the People's Republic of China has banned a spiritual practice built around traditional exercises and meditation. On April 25, 1999 15,000 FALUNGONG practioners quietly surrounded the government leadership compound in the heart of Beijing in silent protest against what they considered an inaccurate, slanderous attack on FALUN GONG in a state - sponsored magazine. Since then, FALUN GONG practioners have stepped forward repeatedly to appeal to their government for the right to practice their faith.

Police arrest Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong founder 
Li Hongzhi.
        Falun Gongbooks burned by 
               Chinese govrnment.

The Chinese government has responded by banning FALUN GONG, branding them an "evil cult", arresting more than 50,000 practioners to date (including a number of foreign nationals), killing at least 193 of them (with thousands of detainees as yet unaccounted for) while torturing thousands more and burning over 8 million books written by FALUN GONG founder Li Hongzhi, recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, who is now living in exile in fear for his life.

The film incorporates video and audio tapes and still photos smuggled outof China to document the horrendous human rights abuses generated by the Chinese authorities in their attempts to wipe out FALUN GONG.
The film traces the history of FALUN GONG, including the now-forgotten enthusiastic support of the movement by the Chinese government during the early days of the movement. It presents a shocking cinematic record of the Chinese government's war against its own people and the FALUN GONG
movement's indefatigable will to survive.

Countries with FALUN GONG practioners:

Austrailia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy,Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mariana Islands, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saipan, Scotland, Singapore,South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States and Vietnam.

Hargrove Entertainment Inc. is an international distribution and production company supplying programming to the theatrical, television, video, educational and new media markets worldwide.  Celebrating 13 Years of Programming Excellence 1988 - 2001

Contact us.
Public Performance Rates
Add me to your mailing list.

Copyright 2002   Hargrove Entertainment, Inc.
All Rights Reserved