I highly recommend watching this documentary about American soldiers who were prisoners of war of the Chinese during the Korean War. The men had been treated so well that they decided to live in China at the end of the war and become known as Freedom Fighters.

The documentary is a reminder of how ethnocentric people can be and how important it is to expose oneself to different cultures. American media often displays U.S. citizens as “us” and every other country as “them.” It is easy to forget that we are one world and one people.

They Chose China by Shui-Bo Wang, National Film Board of Canada


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