|Directed by||Li Ying|
|Produced by|| Zhang Yuhui|
|Editing by||Yuji Oshige|
|Distributed by||Dragon Films|
|Released||May 3, 2008|
|Running time||123 min.|
Yasukuni (靖国) is a 2008 documentary directed by Li Ying. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2008.
The documentary focuses on Tokyo's Yasukuni, a Shinto monument in which over 2.5 million dead soldiers are enshrined. The fact that this monument includes men guilty of Japanese war crimes makes it the center of much controversy and protest, while others see it as a symbol of nationalistic pride. Li Ying takes an unflinching look at this contrasting viewpoint through interviews and footage of various altercations that tend to break out in the area surrounding the monument.
- Yasukuni review at Variety.com