The Nanking Massacre was a war crime committed by the Japanese military in Nanjing (Nanking), a former capital of the Republic of China, in December 1937. According to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, estimates made at a later date indicate that the total number of civilians and prisoners of war murdered in Nanking and its vicinity during the first six weeks of the Japanese occupation was over 200,000. (Wiki)
A film by Japanese director Satoru Mizushima searches for the “real truth” behind the Nanking Massacre.
Japanese director and screenwriter Satoru Mizushima’s new film, first chapter of “The Truth of Nanking” trilogy will be shown in Los Angeles.
This movie investigates the “real truth” behind the Massacre of Nanking that occurred more than seventy years ago. While the rest of the world identifies the Japanese as the culprits of the Massacre, this film investigates the involvement of the Chinese in this matter. The film is shot from a different point of view with the belief that the event was overemphasized. A movie like this allows people see a new perspective on a one-sided event.
As the first installment of a three part series, the production begins with the International Military Tribunal of the Far East, or Tokyo Trials. For 160 minutes, the film explores the testimonies of the Japanese military and government personnel at the hearing.
The Massacre of Nanking 71 years ago-
Throughout the world, the books published and movies produced about the massacre were carried out in succession, but to the extent as if it is a natural occurrence, when people of the world remember this event, there many different viewpoints to be had. However, is there not any information out there that misleads us?
“The Truth of Nanking” trilogy delves into the focus of all the countries involved, specifically from Japan’s viewpoint. The first installment begins with General Matsui Iwane charged for massacre and describes the will of the seven class A war criminals of the International Military Tribunal of the Far East. (Japan Visitor Blog)
It seems that some Japanese have difficulty accepting their past. While the exact number of victims is not easy to estimate, it is clear that the massacre was a horrible crime, not an “incident”.