Thursday, April 09, 2009
I just finished watching the movie Nanking - "the true story of how a few brave souls saved the lives of thousands". The film is a combination of real interviews with survivors of the Japanese invasion and occupation of Nanking and actors reading letters and diaries of the foreigners who stayed on to help the Chinese people. One of the blurbs describes it a "not just moving...essential". I agree. It is as important a movie as Schindlers List, though not nearly as many will see it. The story is as tragic, as horrific as the story of the Jews in Europe, though few know it. It is a story of the sin and the evil that lies within mankind. It is also a story about human dignity and the courage of a few who would not turn their back on the suffering of others. I would highly recommend seeing this film.