The Girl and The Picture




The Museum of Tolerance, USC Shoah Foundation and Asia Society of Southern California invite you and a guest to a special screening of


A film by Academy Award® Winning Filmmaker Vanessa Roth

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Q&A following the screening with:

Director Vanessa Roth and

Producer Stephen D. Smith

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