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Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters (China's Past, Present, Future on Film series)

Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters (China's Past, Present, Future on Film series)

Still from Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters. (dGenerate Films)

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)

Series discount: buy tickets to 4 or more films in one transaction to receive $1.50 off each ticket. Click here to buy discount.

Watch excerpts online:
Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters clip #1
Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters clip #2

Event Details

9 April 2010
2:45pm - 4:15pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers