“What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say ‘thank you,’ and tell him what an inspiration he is.”
LifeSiteNews has the story,
Bale was in Beijing for the premiere of “The Flowers of War,” a drama about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing. About his attempt to visit Chen, Bale stated, “I’m not brave doing this . . . This was just a situation – I can’t look the other way.” According to Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, “Christian Bale is a hero. He is starring in the most expensive film ever made in China, which China hopes will win an Academy Award. Nevertheless, he has the courage to stand against official injustice and has greatly raised the visibility of Chen’s case.” Littlejohn contrasted Bale’s actions with those of Relativity Media. “Christian Bale has used his star power to shine a light on the unjust treatment of Chen Guangcheng,” she said. “In contrast, Relativity Media filmed ‘21 and Over’ in Linyi, where Chen is languishing under house arrest. They did nothing to help Chen. I hope that moviegoers will demonstrate their concern for Chen Guangcheng at the box office. We encourage people to see ‘The Flowers of War’ and boycott ‘21 and Over.’”
Go read the rest. And in case you are curious about The Flowers of War, have a look at the trailer,
I’ll be ponying up to see this film, for sure.