In Light of the Truth    以 史 為 鑑 邁 進 千 禧 (in Chinese)    Event Poster

"Pacific War In Stamps and Crimes Against Humanity" Photo Exhibition

1999 Released Documentary "The Rape of Nanking" Screening and Open Forum


Perspectives and UVoice, the bilingual student newspapers of UBC and SFU will be co-organizing the second In Light of the Truth Photo Exhibition in early spring 2000.  Last year's event aroused extensive attention across Canada, including student organizations of Queen's University, McGill University and Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association.


The mission of this exhibition is to "promote humanity, justice and racial harmony." Through facilitating the public to learn and reflect on the humanity aspects of WW II in Asia, we hope that atrocious chapters of history will not be repeated, and that there will be no more  hatred and denial of war crime responsibility among mankind.


Two sets of panels entitled "Unit 731 (Germ Warfare Squad)" and "Pacific War In Stamps and Crimes Against Humanity" will be displayed at UBC (Jan 24-28) and SFU (Jan 17-28)  respectively.


A 45-minutes documentary film, "The Rape of Nanking" prodeuced by Mr. Lou Reda in 1999 for History Channel will be screened on Jan 15 followed by an open forum.  Mr. Lou Reda is an American documentary producer who has made a number of award-winning documentaries.  Details of the event are as follows:


Title:     In Light of the Truth  - The Rape of Naking  南 京 大 屠 殺 -- 以 史 為 鑑 邁 進 千 禧

Venue: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Center, Downtown

Date & Time: January 15, 2000 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

I.          "The Rape of Nanking" Screening            2:00 3:00 p.m.

II.        Open Forum                                     3:00 4:30 p.m.

Speakers ( to be confirmed ) :

John Price - History Professor of the University of Victoria

Tatsuo Kage 鹿毛達雄 - Member of Human Rights Committee of Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association

Thekla Lit  列國遠  - Co-chair of Canada Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WW II in Asia (ALPHA) & President of B.C. ALPHA


Gabriel Yiu  姚永安 - current affairs commentator and  regular contributor to Vancouver Sun


The documentary, " The Rape of Nanking" is in English with Chinese sub-titles.  The Open Forum will be in English with Chinese / English interpretation during Question & Answer period.  Admission is FREE to the film show, open forum and photo exhibition. 


Exhibition materials in on loan from B.C. ALPHA which is the co-sponsor of this event. Other supporting organizations include the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Simon Fraser Student Society, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, AIESEC and UBC Asian Studies Students Association.


Contact Person:  Donna Fok,  UVoice Editor-in-Chief ( home 939-6798 cell 805-8150)