May 13: World Falun Dafa Day

Photo Gallery: World Falun Dafa Day

by Vladimir Yavorov

Falun Gong also known as Falun Dafa is a traditional ancient Chinese spiritual practice for improving mind and body. It includes 5 exercises and books based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. The practice is introduced to the public in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi in China. In a very short time Falun Dafa becomes very popular in China and has the recognition of the government at that time.

However, after the number of the people practice it becomes between 70 and 100 million people in 1999, the Chinese Communist Party bans Falun Gong and starts its brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

According to records of the Falun Gong information center faluninfo.net/ there are more than 3,000 practitioners killed in China so far, but the actual number is times higher. Tens of thousands are tortured in labor camps, jails, and special reeducation centers. Some of them are killed for their organs which are sold for transplantation.

Despite the persecution, Falun Dafa is practiced in many countries now and millions of people are benefitted from it. The practice and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi have received hundreds of awards. Mr. Li Hongzhi has been nominated several times for Nobel Peace Prize.

All Falun Dafa materials are free at falundafa.org/ . The practice can also be learned at the practice sides in many cities around the world.

It was very challenging to shoot this video, because of the light. It was changing every minute :). I also shot it with bad white balance, just forgot to change my preset 3200k WB for indoors. So I ended up with bluish cold white balance and had to do color correction. That was another challenge since my experience with color correction was 0. Now I find it interesting, so I will learn and do some more grading.

Shot at the Dam square in Amsterdam
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