Caltech Logo

International Human Rights Day Film Screen "Unsilenced"

Friday, December 9, 2022
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Add to Cal

Can truth prevail in the face of the most powerful propaganda machine? When the Chinese communist regime launches a brutal crackdown against 100 million citizens, a jaded American reporter teams up with a handful of innocent students to expose one of the largest human rights violations that continues to this day.

Peabody Award-winning director Leon Lee brings us a feature film that exposes how lies are fabricated and voices of dissent are crushed by the state propaganda machine. The film explores the role journalists play in times of oppression for "journalism can never be silent." The film stars Sam Trammell (True Blood, Breakthrough, The Order), Anastasia Lin (Miss World Canada 2015), and an ex-special forces operative turned Taiwanese actor, Tzu-Chiang Wang.

Based on true events, Unsilenced follows Wang, a student at an elite university in Beijing, and Daniel, a cynical American reporter, as they attempt to navigate the 1999 order that banned Falun Gong in China and remains in effect to this day. With the risk of prison, torture, and even death looming over them, they must all make sacrifices to protect what's true at all costs.

About the film:

The film screen is sponsored by Amnesty International Group 22. Light refreshments will be served at 7 pm. People can sign petitions and write letters/cards for prisoners of conscience detained in China. Admission is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your seat.

For more information, please contact Wen Chen by email at [email protected].