The Girl and The Picture (Free for Members)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
A film screening about the Nanjing Massacre
The Asia Society Northern California is proud to be partnering with the USC Shoah Foundation to screen The Girl and The Picture, a film about the Nanjing Massacre and the importance of preserving history.
In 1937, at age eight, Xia Shuqin and her younger sister witnessed the murder of their family in the horror that would become known to the world as the Nanjing Massacre. In the days that followed, an American missionary, John Magee, who was documenting the atrocities, filmed the little girls standing in front of the broken remains of their family home, creating evidence of the carnage and binding his family and theirs forever.
The Girl and The Picture brings together two direct descendants of this history as Madam Xia, at 88, shares her memory with her granddaughter, her seven-year-old great-grandson and with Chris Magee, the grandson of the missionary who captured her image eight decades earlier. The Girl and The Picture brings to light the power of memory to bridge generations and create a shared legacy of family, loss and survival.
This event is free for Asia Society Members but registration is required.
Director: Vanessa Roth
Producer: Vanessa Roth, Stephen D. Smith, Devorah Palladino, USC Shoah Foundation
Screenwriter: Vanessa Roth
Cinematographer: Dan Gold
Editor: Livio Sanchez
Composer: McKenzie Stubburt
Executive Producer: Ceci Chan, Andi Gitow
Cast: Xia Shuqin, Xia Yuan, Chris Magee
Landmark Theater, Embarcadero
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111