Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters (China's Past, Present, Future on Film series)
BAN Zhongyi. China. 2007. 80 min. Documentary. Digibeta.
Part of the "China's Past, Present, Future on Film" series
This documentary tells the story of several women's brutal ordeal as "comfort women" for the Japanese Army during World War II. At the center is Hou Dong-E, known as "Gai Shanxi," the most beautiful woman in Shanxi province. The filmmaker unearths Gai Shanxi's tragic life through the stories of other surviving women in the region. Included are critical and revelatory testimonies from former Japanese soldiers stationed in Shanxi during the war.
Amnesty International Film Festival
Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival (YUNFEST)
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