Published on September 8th, 20116
“Nanking” documentary is a powerful reminder of the tragic massacre and rape that war caused on innocent men, women and children. The 2007 film is also a strong testament to the bravery and conviction of some citizens driven to take action when confronted with war atrocities. The film tells the story of the 1937 Japanese army invasion of Nanking, China and murdered more than 200,000 and raped thousands of Chinese citizens, days before World War 2 started. This is one of humanity’s most horrible atrocities. To be able to safeguard Chinese people, a few good men and women of European together with American expatriates, businessmen, teachers and missionaries get together as a group to risk their own lives to save 250,000 lives.
Directed by Dan Sturman and Bill Guttentag, the film details the Nanking Massacre through reading from letters as well as journals that reveals the actions of John Rabe, a German business owner, Robert O. Wilson, the sole doctor left over to look after tons of wounded victims, and Minnie Vautrin, the teacher who amorously protects the lives and dignity of the women of Nanking through the entire wartime. The film also features survivors who reveal to their own testimonies, rare archival video of the incidents, and the accounts of Japanese soldiers whom took part in the siege.
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