In the region of Xinjiang, China, the UN has accused the government of detaining over a million Muslim minorities, including Uighurs and Kazakhs. Most have not been charged with any crimes or sentenced. These serious accusations have sparked concern among human rights activists worldwide.
The situation in re-education centers is equally alarming, according to international NGO Human Rights Watch. In these centers, people are forced to learn Mandarin and sing praises of the Communist Party. Those who refuse to do so undergo punishment. The upcoming documentary follows the ordeal of Khairat Samarkhan, a Kazakh former detainee, as he struggles to build a new life while helping others escape from these centers.