Chinese WWII film in 8 other languages

Truth and Denial - Germany and Japan's Postwar Redemption is a 90-minute, four-part documentary on the two countries' attitudes to atrocities committed by their forces during World War II.
Truth and Denial - Germany and Japan's Postwar Redemption is a 90-minute, four-part documentary on the two countries' attitudes to atrocities committed by their forces during World War II.PHOTO: SECOND WORLD WAR / YOUTUBE

BEIJING • A Chinese documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the victory against fascism has been translated into eight languages and made available to foreign audiences.

Truth and Denial - Germany and Japan's Postwar Redemption is a 90-minute, four-part documentary on the two countries' attitudes to atrocities committed by their forces during World War II. It was first broadcast on China Central Television in early June.

Initially produced in Chinese by the Institute of World History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, it has since been translated into English, Russian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Arabic.

Producer Jiang Youxi said that the documentary offered a new Chinese perspective on World War II. It showed that while Germany has earned respect through concrete efforts, Japan has irked its Asian neighbours by denying its war crimes.

Ms Jiang and her team went to Japan and interviewed war veterans and experts, as well as former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama.

CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, XINHUA

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2015, with the headline 'Chinese WWII film in 8 other languages'. Print Edition | Subscribe