The Rape of Nanking

Point Du Jour   |   France

Nanking is a horrifying story that defies comprehension. The invading Japanese military pillaged, burnt and massacred more than 100,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers between December 1937 and February 1938. Our documentary “investigates” Japan's history in an attempt to shed light on the deep-rooted causes of such barbarity. A moment of sheer madness? Orders from the military hierarchy? 70 years on, it's time to comprehend. And it will be the testimonies of the last surviving Japanese veterans – set against the memories of surviving Chinese witnesses - that offer the most credible explanation. Reason for Submission: The documentary contains 25 min of footage.