USA, 2007, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Asian, Drama, Educational, Political, Religion, Womens Issues
Must End Thursday, February 28!
After the Japanese invaded Nanking, China in the early days of World War II, a small group of unarmed Westerners established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The story of these events is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries as performed by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Stephen Dorff, Jürgen Prochnow, Rosalind Chao and John Getz. A powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. Directed by the Academy Award-winning team of Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman (Twin Towers).
DIRECTOR: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Producer: Bill Guttentag, Michael Jacobs, Ted Leonsis
Editor: Hibah Frisina, Charlton McMillan, Michael Schweitzer
Screenwriter: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Elisabeth Bentley
Cinematographer: Stephen Kazmierski, Buddy Squires
Principal Cast: Voices of Stephen Dorff, Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway
US Distributor: THINKFilm
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