An Oregon woman finds an SOS message from a Chinese dissident in a package of Halloween decorations from Kmart, setting off a chain of events that would shut down the entire labor camp system in China and ignite the letter-writer’s dangerous quest to expose a deadly persecution.
Top 20 Audience Choice at Hot Docs 2018. Winner of the 41st AAIFF Audience Choice Award for Feature Documentary and the Grand Jury Prize for International Documentary at Doqumenta 2018.
“An astonishing sequence of events.” - BBC World Service, Outlook
"A potent documentary... It’s an important story, made more intense by its tight focus… well-told." - The New York Times
"Amazing film… A powerful tale of human suffering, compassion and perseverance." - The LA Times