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China Cry

The story of Sung Neng Yee (Nora Lam) who calls out to God in her persecution and sees miracles happen. An acclaimed inspirational gem.

  • Item 4616D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 1 hr 43 min

Alternate formats: Digital Video - $4.99

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Sung Neng Yee's (Nora Lam) story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history: how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China. But it did more than survive. It thrived and multiplied. We can better understand these heroic Chinese Christians through Nora's story. Adopted by a prominent family in Shanghai in 1941, little Sung Neng Yee (Nora Lam) is treated like a princess. . . until the bombs drop, and the Japanese seize her house. After the defeat of the Japanese, she joins the Communists, believing they are the liberators of China. All goes well until she falls in love with Iam Cheng Shen from Hong Kong. Communist officials decide to break her of any bourgeois tendencies. During the next few years, in which she marries and has three children, she is subjected to excruciating persecution. She calls out to God for salvation. Miracles follow. She bargains for her husband and daughter's release to Hong Kong and is sent to hard labor, where she starts agitating for her own release. An intimate love story, saga of courage, and acclaimed inspirational gem. Rated PG-13.

DVD Features:
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic
Subtitles: English
Viewing Format: Fullscreen
Scene Selection
Bonus Material:
- Biographical Information on Leading Actors
- Original Preview Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Rated PG-13, this "Cinderella" story takes its protagonist from a life of luxury into the hellish nightmare of Chinese communism and on to the miraculous life as daughter of the King of Kings. Adopted by a prominent Chinese family, little Sung Neng Yee is treated like a princess until Japan's bombs drop and soldiers seize her home. After the defeat of the invaders, she joins the Communists, believing them to be China's liberators. She was wrong. Changing her name to Nora Lam, she falls in love, marries, and has three children under the ever watchful eyes of the Communist Party. In the midst of excruciating persecution, she calls out to God for salvation, and miracles follow. The 103-minute video is an intimate (though tastefully acted) love story, a saga of courage, and an acclaimed inspirational treasure. Parents should view the movie first to preview certain aspects of the film: the cruelty of the work camps, the fears of life under Communism, and the intimacy between husband and wife. Nora Lam escaped the Communists more than 30 years ago, and now lives in the United States. Her story is not unlike Corrie Ten Boom's in The Hiding Place, where enduring hardship is plainly portrayed as momentary, light affliction. There are examples of good, righteous heroines for today's young women. China Cry introduces you to one of them. Reviewed By: Deborah Deggs Cariker

Customer Reviews

- Courage!

This is a movie that should bring us to our knees in Thanksgiving and prayer for our freedoms. Repression of a cruel communist government and its oppressive bondage upon the individual and the family is clearly seen in this unforgettable true story of Nora lamb. She is a victim and a heroin of this story. You will never worship the same, as you see the price paid by our brothers and sister in China. This is a true story of loss, of love, of joy, of sorrow, of pain, and of freedom. See it for yourself and forever be changed. God bless you as you do!
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