Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Shui-Bo Wang, “They Choose China” tells the touching story of 21 American soldiers who decided to remain in China after the Korean War in 1954. Labeled as traitors in their home country while being called as pacifists by the Koreans, the group of American soldiers was rumored to have been brainwashed by Chinese Communists.
They Choose China uncovers the truth about why these soldiers chose to live in a foreign land rather than go back to the US. The film features never-before-seen footage of the soldiers as well as statements of PoWs. Finally, They Choose China also feature rare footage of the camp these soldiers lived in and ruminations from the soldiers’ family regarding their decision to stay.