On July 19, 2020, award-winning artist and prominent prisoner of conscience, Ms. Xu Na was arrested for the third time in China for practicing Falun Gong, a peaceful meditation practice.
Her whereabouts and condition are currently unknown.
Previously, in 2008, Ms. Xu’s husband was killed in custody after being detained ahead of the Beijing Olympics for practicing Falun Gong. The couple’s suffering at the time was documented by Amnesty International, Freedom House, and the United Nations Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions as well as reported by media outlets including The New York Times, The Times of London, the Associated Press, and The Epoch Times.
FalunInfo hired Magnason Film to produce, write, and edit a video about Xu Na’s story. We were only given a few still images and had to create a visual narrative with archived footage.