Inspired by a true account, this piece tells of a beloved teacher who guides her pupils not just in the art of writing, but life. One day after class, as she writes on the blackboard the Chinese words for “truth,” “compassion,” and “forbearance,” Communist Party police burst into the classroom and take her away. The three words are the central tenets of Falun Dafa, and although they are essential values in classical China, they are grounds for arrest under communist rule today.
The loyal students rise to defend their teacher, but fail to protect her in the face of the thugs’ violence. Her heartbroken students, who remain by her side, are ultimately rewarded for their courage and conviction with a miraculous scene.
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