Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Bleeding Edge - Update
The Vancouver Province is reporting that "Chinese-born Canadian actress Anastasia Lin will be presenting the Vancouver-made film The Bleeding Edge at the British Parliament in September. The Bleeding Edge is a thriller about forced human organ harvesting in China directed by Peabody Award winner Leon Lee. Lin plays the role of a Falun Gong practitioner who is jailed and tortured in a Chinese labour camp. The film earned Lin a Leo for Best Lead Performance by a Female earlier this year." This is happening now not 500 years ago.
“The film tells the incredible story of the victims of human rights abuse in China … who revealed the most profound vulnerability and courage that human beings can possess,” Lin said in a press release. “Everyone involved … has taken a personal risk to create this film. This screening will hopefully bring awareness to the issue of forced organ harvesting in China which deserves urgent attention from the international community.”
Tuidang.org is reporting that "A new independent film from award-winning director Leon Lee could be one of the most important movies you’ll see this year. The Bleeding Edge is a deeply emotional and powerful film that borders somewhere between a thriller and a piece of investigative journalism. It’s a film about one of the most brutal human rights abuses taking place in the world today: the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. And it’s also a film about responsible business practices, in a world where technology giants hold our security and privacy in the palms of their hands."
Update: The Canadian Press is reporting that "Justin Trudeau has officially submitted Canada's application to join a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China." God help us. Justin Trudeau won't.