63 years on Japanese military sexual slavery: The lives of the "comfort women" documentary screening

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 00:00 to 02:01

"63 Years On," by award-winning Korean director Kim Dong Wong, introduces five international survivors of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery.

Traversing contemporary Asia, the documentary interviews five "comfort women" who reveal their experiences as survivors of the estimated 200,000 sex slaves from 13 different countries used by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. Recruited for duty while still in their teens, all five women have gruelling stories to tell. The film accompanies them back to the so-called "comfort stations" where they were repeatedly raped, and documents how one elderly Korean woman, Kim Hak-sun, created an international groundswell to lobby the Japanese government for an official apology.

The film will be followed with a panel presentation by:

* Angela Lytle, recently returned from more than three years working with "comfort women" survivors at the House of Sharing in South Korea
* Dr. Joseph Wong of Toronto ALPHA
* Tiffany Hsiung, Golden Nugget Films, Director of forthcoming documentary "Within Every Woman" on the "comfort women

 

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