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Early Shen Yun Pieces: The Choice (2012 Production)
Early Shen Yun Pieces
The idea of spiritual elevation has long been an important aspect of traditional Chinese culture. And yet, in today’s China, people practicing Falun Dafa meditation one day, find themselves facing persecution the next. What happens when holding a banner that says: “Falun Dafa is Good,” is considered a crime?

This story of destiny, loyalty, and faith is set in contemporary China. It begins with a boyfriend and girlfriend who encounter a thief. When the man catches him for the police, his skills impress the police chief, who recruits him. After the young couple part ways, fate leads the woman to a group of Falun Dafa followers.

Their practice of meditation exercises and teachings of Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance inspire her to adopt their beliefs. Overnight, though, the Chinese Communist Party bans the popular practice. When Falun Dafa practitioners gather on Tiananmen Square to oppose the persecution of their faith, they are brutally beaten by the police. The young woman attempts to defend them, and is suddenly brought face-to-face with her old friend.

The young man forgoes his official duty to protect her, leading to calamity, pain, and ultimately a triumph of faith and higher forces.

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