The samaritan of Shanghai
by Sébastien Cassen

Femmes, entièrement femmes


In 1937, during the Sino-Japanese war, Robert Jacquinot de Besange creates in Shanghai, the first safety zone in History, and saves 350 000 civilians. The french jesuit father is a paradoxal and outstanding personality. A forgotten hero whose work is written in the 1949’s Geneva convention.
Documentary, 52 minutes, France / China
Author-director: Sébastien Cassen
In development with the support of the Poitou-Charentes Region, the Department of Charente-Maritime and the National Center of Cinema and Animated Image, the Shanghai Normal University and the French Consulate in Shanghai