China Cry

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China Cry
China cry cover.jpg
Directed by James F. Collier
Produced by Don L. Parker
Screenplay by James F. Collier
Based on China Cry
by Nora Lam & Irene Burk
Starring Julia Nickson-Soul
France Nuyen
James Shigeta
Music by Joel Hirschhorn & Al Kasha
Cinematography David Worth
Edited by Duane Hartzell & Ruby Yang
Parakletus, TBN Films
Release date
  • November 2, 1990 (1990-11-02) (USA)
Running time
101 min
Country USA
Language English
Box office US$4,212,828

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.

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