*Film: Iris Chang - “The Rape of Nanking"

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This film tells us how a young Chinese American author Iris Chang started collecting materials to write the long forgotten history of the Nanking Massacre in 1937 during which over 300,000 people were killed and 80,000 women raped over a period of 6 weeks.

Her book, “ The Rape of Nanking, The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II”, was published in 1997, and was on the New York Times bestseller list for several months. Through this film, audience can learn from her courage and wisdom, and hear her cries for justice and dignity on behalf of the victims.

We invite the public to learn about the most tragic chapter of the 1937-1945 Sino-Japanese War. A discussion will follow after the film screening.  

The film program is in partnershp with Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War  (APTSJW)   106 minutes. in English with Chinese subtitles.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

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