Witness to Revolution

One Doctor's Story of the Xinhai Revolution

Hemlock Films

Preview Screening: May 15, 2024 at 7pm
World Premiere: June 13, 2024 (PBS)

Director/Writer/Producer: Kara White
Producer/Cinematorgrapher: Adam White
Composer: Jamie Christopherson

Runtime: 57m

Narration - Kathleen Zion
Edgar T. Shields - Eric Fancher
Betty Shields - Morgan Laure
Harry Openshaw - Greg Violand


Description: "Witness to Revolution: One Doctor's Story of the Xinhai Revolution" is a one-hour documentary about Dr. Shields, a medical missionary who went to China and wound up in the midst of a revolution that would end a dynasty. The film uses Dr. Shields' personal letters, journals, and hundreds of photographs to recreate his journey through early 1900's China; telling his story of aiding the Red Cross and supporting their effort to modernize with the creation of the Republic of China.

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