“Nanking” Won 2009 Emmy Award in Best Historical

http://www.global-alliance.net/images/Ga_logo_100dpi.jpg http://www.global-alliance.net/images/Gabanner_100dpi.jpg
Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia
P.O. Box 1323, San Carlos, CA 94070-7323 * http://www.global-alliance.net

Press Release
September 22, 2009

“Nanking” Won 2009 Emmy Award
in
Best Historical Programming

The Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia congratulates the producers, directors and members of the production team of the documentary “Nanking” for winning the 2009 Emmy award in the “Best Historical Programming” category this week.

Documentary “Nanking” was produced by former vice chairman of American Online Ted Leonsis and directed by twice-Oscar-winning veterans Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. It was first released to show in the U.S. and Chinese theaters in major cities before it was made available for free public viewing on Internet in 2008. It has won numerous awards, including the most prestigious award for jounalists, the Peabody Award, and the Documentary Editing award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. In addition, “Nanking” was also nominated in two other categories for the Emmy Award in 2009.

A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking – which was then China’s capital – to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen – including a Nazi named John Rabe – bored witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter.

The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos of the events, and testimonies of former Japanese soldiers. At the heart of Nanking is a filmed stage reading of the Westerners’ letters and diaries, featuring Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway and Jurgen Prochnow. Through its interweave of archival images, testimonies of survivors, and readings of first hand accounts, the film puts the viewer on the streets of Nanking and brings the forgotten past to startling life.

“Nanking” is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people – a gripping account of light in the darkest of times.

Please contact Ignatius Y. Ding at ignatius@sbcglobal.net for further information.

9 thoughts on ““Nanking” Won 2009 Emmy Award in Best Historical

  1. This can be a truly great read for me, Must confess that you are one of the very best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative write-up.

  2. good stuff. Do you have a RSS feed? And would it be cool if I put in your feed to a website of mine? I have a website that draws content by RSS feeds by a couple of websites and I would like to add yours, many folks do not mind considering I link back and everything but I like to get consent first. Anyhow let me know if you can, thank you.

  3. It’s good to see this information in your post, i was looking the same but there was not any proper resource, thanx now i have the link which i was looking for my research. . . . . .

  4. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  5. Thank you for this sort of a great blog. Exactly where else could a single get this sort of data written in this kind of an incite full way? I have a presentation that I am just now working on, and I have been seeking such information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>