GenreBiography, Drama, History Music directorAl Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn CountryUSA
Release dateNovember 2, 1990 (1990-11-02) (USA) Based onChina Cry
by Nora Lam & Irene Burk WriterNora Lam (book), Irene Burk (book), James F. Collier (screenplay) CastJulia Nickson (Sung Neng Yee (as Julia Nickson-Soul)), France Nuyen (Mrs. Sung), James Shigeta (Dr. Sung), Russell Wong (Lam Cheng Shen), Philip Tan (Colonel Cheng), Jak Castro (Labor Camp Guard) Similar moviesThe Apocalypse, My Refuge, Missed the Calling, Sunday Morning Rapture, U.W.O. The Final Documentary, A Thief in the Night
Full china cry the nora lam story christianity during china s cultural revolution
China Cry is a 1990 biographical film set during rise of the communist state in China, based on the book by Nora Lam. It is set in the 1950s based on the true story of Sung Neng Yee. Born into a wealthy Chinese family, she is first eager to become part of Mao Zedong's "new society". But the Maoist regime brings hardship and misery to her family. She is arrested by authorities, and she believes that only Jesus Christ must have saved her when she survived a firing squad. She is taken to a labour camp while pregnant, but survives to take her children and family to freedom. The film was directed by James F. Collier, and is an example of positive Asian characters in a Christian-themed film.