*Film screening: Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking

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This full length docudrama (103 minutes, in English with Chinese subtitles, 2007) made for the 70th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, tells the compelling and courageous life story of Iris Chang, a young woman who at age 26 dedicated her life to teaching the world about the forgotten holocaust in World War II.  Her book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, was a New York Times bestseller and spurred Iris’ campaign to tell the world this story. Sadly, deeply affected by her research and the toll of her work, Iris took her own life in 2004. The film’s interweaving of documentary footage, survivor interviews, and archival details provide a wealth of important information about this brave and intelligent woman.

Related Exhibition:

Iris Chang and her Unfinished Dream

At the six-year anniversary of Iris Chang’s death, the San Francisco Public Library and the Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition invite the public to learn about this young woman’s life and examine the moral courage it takes for one person to seek out the truth. The exhibit is on view in the Chinese Center, Third Floor, Main Library, Oct. 2 - Dec. 2, 2010.

 

(photo of Iris Chang by Jimmy Estimada)

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