China Film Focuses on 1937 Massacre – Min Lee

From AP, via Guardian Unlimited:

For decades, Chinese filmmakers haven’t made a major feature film about one of their country’s biggest wartime atrocities: the Nanjing massacre of 1937. Now at least two directors are preparing to make a movie set against the Japanese military’s brutal killings in the former Chinese capital.

Historians say at least 150,000 civilians were slaughtered and tens of thousands of women raped in the Japanese rampage.

Trying to tell the Nanjing story on the big screen has been hard for Hong Kong director Yim Ho and his Chinese counterpart Lu Chuan. They have gone through tough vetting by the Chinese government that reflects conflicting agendas of Chinese nationalism and good diplomatic relations with Japan. [Full Text]


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