Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China | "The Dark Hour Before the Dawn" (Trailer)
August 12, 2017
Since it came to power in mainland China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been unceasing in its persecution of religious faith. It has frantically arrested and murdered Christians, expelled and abused missionaries operating in China, confiscated and burned countless copies of the Bible, sealed up and demolished church buildings, and tried to eradicate all house churches. A great number of Christians in house churches have been arrested and persecuted.
This documentary describes the real experience of a Chinese Christian, Yang Huizhi who was arrested by the CCP government, tortured, and died from her mistreatment because of her belief in God.
After Yang Huizhi died, the CCP government falsely claimed that her death had been the result of a heart attack. Her family wanted to seek justice for her, but were ultimately scared into keeping quiet because of the CCP’s threats.
This exquisitely-shot documentary attempts to recreate what really happened at the time, and provides a profound reflection of the flagrant encroachment of the religious beliefs and human rights of Chinese Christians. It is a window to understanding the true lives of Chinese Christians and Christian families, as well as a reflection—rarely seen in recent years—of the experiences and emotions of Chinese Christians who have been persecuted as a result of their faith.
The content of this video has been translated entirely by professional translators. However, due to linguistic differences etc., a small number of inaccuracies are inevitable. If you discover any such inaccuracies, please refer to the original Chinese version, and feel free to get in touch to let us know.
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