Screening of Oscar-winning Documentary "Kukan"

"The Battle Cry of China"
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:30am

The UCLA Division of Humanities and the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library present a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary film Kukan: The Battle Cry of China on Thursday, October 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room (room 11348), with refreshments served at noon. All are cordially invited to the event!

Kukan (1941) is a documentary film about the Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression in early World War II. The film won an honorary Academy Award and significantly influenced the American people and government towards the war. Considered lost for over seventy years afterward, an extant print was located and is in the process of being restored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Ed Carter, documentary curator at the academy, will introduce the film, followed by a presentation from Joshua Tanzer, New York Post journalist, on his research and documentary footage of the Chongqing bombing, the central story of Kukan.  Andrew Chien and Richard Chou, witnesses of the Chongqing bombing, will talk about their own experiences during the war.  Michael Berry, professor of Asian languages and cultures, will offer a commentary, followed by audience Q & A.

Please RSVP to Chen Gao at by October 17.