Behind forgotten eyes / directed and wrriten by Anthony Gilmore ; produced by Anthony Gilmore, Alex Ferrari and Tammy Chu.

While Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan from 1932 until 1945, the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 women of Korea into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable scale. Forbidden to leave the rickety shacks hastily co...

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Other Authors: Gilmore, Anthony (Director, Producer, Screenwriter), Ferrair, Alex (Producer), Chu, Tammy (Producer), Kim, Yunjin (Narrator)
Format: Video
Language:English
Korean
Published: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2008.
Series:World history in video.
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Summary:While Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan from 1932 until 1945, the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 women of Korea into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable scale. Forbidden to leave the rickety shacks hastily constructed near the front lines of Imperial Japan s aggressive wars, often with a blanket as the room s only "furniture", they were forced to have sex with some 30-40 men every day. Behind Forgotten Eyes presents the stories of a few brave Korean women who have come forward and broken the silence exposing a past that some may want to stay buried. To this day, the Japanese government has yet to formally apologize or pay compensation to these women. Along with the first-hand accounts from Korean women, we hear from Japanese soldiers who used and abused them. With the expert testimony of academics, social activists, and professionals from Japan, Korea, and the United States the film offer a candid look into an issue that has been ignored for far too long. Time is running out for these women and their stories
Item Description:Previously released on DVD in 2007.
Title from resource description page (viewed September 1, 2011).
Physical Description:1 online resource (78 min.)
Playing Time:01:17:18
Awards:Amnesty International Film Festival, 2008
Best Film, Conflict and Resolution Competition, 2008
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, 2008
Tiburon Film Festival, 2008
Production Credits:Director, Anthony Gilmore ; producers, Anthony Gilmore, Alex Ferrari ; edited and filmed by Ryan Seale ; original music, Patrick Burke ; executive producer, Page B. Ostrow.
Participant or Performer:Narrator, Yunjin Kim.
Language:In English and Korean with English subtitles.