|Empire of the Sun: Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of
Shanghai, December 8, nineteen forty-one. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese
airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.