Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Nanking -- the Movie

Bob Edwards interviewed Ted Leonsis, the producer, Sunday morning.

This is an anti-war film about what is known as the Rape of Nanking by Japanese forces in 1937. It is a documentary based, in part, on the testimonies of survivors and more than a thousand pages of letters written from the scene at the time it happened.

I have no intention of watching this film. It is a lesson that I already know. The magnitude of what happened cannot be reduced to a couple of hours on a movie screen, but for a large population who need to be aware, this film should be a must-see.

Nothing I write here is important. I only want to note the release of this film for future reference.

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