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1.29.2007

revisionist nanking movie in the works

I've mentioned a couple of Nanking-related films in the works over the last year... the documentary Nanking premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this month. There's also a narrative feature in development based on Iris Chang's book The Rape of Nanking. On the other side of things, a Japanese director has announced plans to shoot a revisionist spin on the Nanking Massacre in which he claims the massacre of Chinese by the Japanese Imperial Army is nothing more than political propaganda: Filmmaker to paint Nanjing slaughter as just myth. The historical claim to "memory" over this story, seventy years later, still causes so much pain and controversy. And it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.