Dr. John Chua, A Man of Character and Morality

Dr. John Chua has written, produced and/or directed documentaries for PBS and the BBC. In 2007, while a Senior Fulbright Scholar teaching at Moscow State University's School of Journalism, he witnessed how citizen journalists and activists were transforming political debates in Russia. Subsequently he trained and worked with citizen journalists in the Middle East and Asia and produced for The Guardian.

He has co-written two Russian feature-length 3D animated films, Space Dogs (2010) and Space Dogs 2: Moon Adventures (2014). The former was screened in 140 countries and at the International Space Station. It was dubbed into 40 languages and won a 'Golden Eagle' award for best animation from the National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Russia.

But I know John even before he received his doctorate in English from the University of Illinois. When he first phoned me, he was a TA at a high school in Oakland, CA. He wanted to do a video documentary to help younger people better understand the horrors of the Holocaust. And so, "Marion's Triumph, Surviving History's Nightmare" - my Holocaust story was produced by John and aired nationally over public TV stations over the years. John has produced other documentaries to help make our world less bigoted and prejudiced, including "Whatever! It's a Wonderful Sorority Life" in 1999.

Now he has gone very far afield in his desire to help women in some societies who are subject to bodily abuse. Dr. Chua has personally asked me to send his message out as far and wide as possible, and because I respect him as highly as I do as the humanitarian he is, I wanted to share this message (and the link) with you.

Thank you for any and all help that you can extend to Dr. John Chua, to continue his important work to make ours a more decent world.

Hugs,  Marion

Marion Blumenthal Lazan
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