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, 2020, 52 minutes, France / China
Authors : Sébastien Cassen and Anne Paschetta
Director : Sébastien Cassen
Editing : Sébastien Cassen
Sound editing : Benoît Gibertaud
With the support of the City of Saintes, the former Poitou-Charentes Region, the Charente-Maritime Department and in partnership with the CNC-Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, the Shanghai Normal University and the French Consulate in Shanghai