(Minghui.org) A while back we published several dozen torture re-enactment diagrams. Subsequently practitioners outside of China have started torture exhibitions to counteract the persecution. Recently, some practitioners in the Mainland observed that these exhibitions have been effective in exposing the evil. These practitioners have to simulate the torture based on a diagram or written descriptions provided by disciples in the Mainland as they have had no personal experience in this. With additional difficulties in creating the props, transportation, and available venues, some parts of the re-enactments are not that accurate.
A Mainland practitioner has made some constructive suggestions and sincerely hopes that more practitioners in the Mainland will take on the responsibility for providing torture re-enactment materials and, in cooperation with overseas practitioners, better expose the persecution and eliminate the evil and the persecution.
The Mainland practitioner mentioned in the email to Minghui that many practitioners in China have experienced, first-hand, different forms of torture. Many others have witnessed torture that they have not endured themselves. If possible, practitioners may reenact the scenes, paying attention to details such as clothes, hairstyles, and individuals present, and take pictures or even video and safely send them to the Minghui website. Practitioners outside of China can then make further edits. Those who have experienced the torture may provide personal, background information for public or internal use, which may further help re-enactors and readers understand the torture.
The Mainland practitioner also suggested that, once produced, these materials can be used as reference when producing display boards in the West or can be used in truth clarification video programs by blurring out faces to protect the identities of those on the videotape. Re-enactments produced by Mainland victims would be much more effective than those produced by practitioners who have not personally experienced the torture.
We hope Mainland practitioners that are not able to make photos or videos will describe their personal experiences of torture in words and diagrams. These diagrams can be part of the “100 diagrams of torture” project. Some difficulties encountered in producing the diagrams can be worked out by inviting other practitioners to pose for pictures, which later can be referred to when the diagrams are drawn. These are just a few suggestions, and everyone can be innovative in contributing to the effort.
When uploading materials to Minghui, please pay sufficient attention to security and do not let down your guard.
In addition, practitioners outside of China are reminded to be rigorous when producing torture re-enactment materials, whether they are video programs, display boards, brochures, or leaflets. Make it clear which pictures depict actual events and evidence and which are re-enactments and simulations.
Minghui Editorial Board August 11, 2004
Written on August 11, 2004
Published on August 12, 2004