Ted's Take - Nanking Film Accepted at SundanceMost people these days barely remember anything about World War II. Those that do aren't likely to have the rape of Nanking at the top of their list. This is something that can't be forgotten. The things that happened are equatable to the concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
If you haven't heard, please click the above link. Over the last year, Ted has been spending his own money to produce a film about happened in Nanking, China in 1937 when the Japanese killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese. When I talked to Ted about this project a few months ago, he told that he wanted everyone in China to see this movie. He wanted the Japanese government to apologize to the Chinese people for what they did almost 70 years ago.
This film is now accepted at Sundance Film Festival. From what I heard, the reviews felt that it has a strong chance to get an award.
Ted sent the following message to a group of people asking for help. As members of this Chinese community, I strongly encourage to support this effort by signing your own name, asking your family to sign their names, and forward the message to your friends and others in your community. I have signed my name already! Please help to show our support!
Here is a message from Ted himself -
Hello and thank you for your help.Please pass this information to anyone and everyone you know. The world needs to see this.
Here is more specifically what we need as help.
I will create a form on the Nankingthefilm.com website and on my personal blog;it will say..
I have an interest in seeing the film when it comes to a theatre near me; or I want to watch the film on tv; or buy the dvd.
Please have people fill out that form.
If I can show a lot of interest in the film,and its subject matter--that is way more important than getting people's comments.
I can then show that high level of human interest to studios and tv networks and show them why they must broadcast and distribute this film around the world.THAT is a much more positive way to handle the subject.
Please make sure that people get this message. We do not want to get into a debate on the film or the subject--as the film hasn't even been seen--we just want to show the industry that this film and its subject matter is important and the world wants to see it.
Please help me to create a buzz and a high level of interest in our wonderful film--I want to stay positive and stay on our higher calling.
Thank you all.