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Nanking

Rated R for disturbing images and descriptions of wartime atrocities, including rape.

R In Theaters 12/12/2007 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Bill Guttentag takes a closer look at the atrocities committed by the Japanese after Nanking fell to the Imperial Japanese Army in 1937 with this documentary that was inspired by Iris Chang's novel The Rape of Nanking. Compiled from over 700 hours of footage including news-reel footage, interviews with survivors and soldiers, and staged readings, Nanking was financed in large by millionaire Ted Leonsis, who had read Chang's obituary and subsequently been prompted to read the author's best-selling account of the massacre.

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

International Documentary Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 International Documentary Association IDA/ABC News Videosource Award Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Silverdocs Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Silverdocs Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Sundance Film Festival Best Editing - Documentary Michael Schweitzer Won
2007 Sundance Film Festival Best Editing - Documentary Hibah Sherif Frisina Won

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Vancouver International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Vancouver International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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