Returning home after 64 years border between Russia and China. 문명금할머니의 64년만의 귀환

  • Dates
    1996 - 1999
  • Author
  • Topics Portrait, Documentary, Archive

This is a documentary that brings Myeong-geum (a former victim of mental illness) to Seoul in Heukha, a village on the border between Russia and China. 문명금할머니의 64년만의 귀환

There is no end to war on Earth. Russia and Ukraine are still at war. The biggest victims of war are children, elderly women and children. Even in Korea, which has now achieved an economically developed country, there are about tens of thousands of virgins who were forcibly conscripted as sex slaves by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Even after the war was over, they could not return to their liberated homeland. This is a documentary that brings Myeong-geum (a former victim of mental illness) to Seoul in Heukha, a village on the border between Russia and China. There are only 10 survivors of sexual slavery victims by the Imperial Japanese Army. Story of Moon, Myung Geum; Military Sexual Victim by Japan. Return after 64 long years.

Military Comfort Women is made up word after Japan’s loss in World War II.

Before it was just called ‘Comfort Women’ and it is known as group of women or girls forced to engage in sexual activity with Japanese soldiers as part of a system of brothels (Comfort Station) operated by the Imperial Japanese Army in its occupied territories between 1910 and 1945.

And this Comfort Station was expanded throughout in area of Korea, China and Southeast Asia. As Japan is more involved in wars and got worse during Pacific War. And many cases soldiers abducted local women and incarcerated them in these Comfort Station. But most of these comfort women were taken from Korea by force, most of them were early 20’s or younger. Estimated number of women were forced to be Military Sexual Victim by Japan are around tens of thousands After Japan’s loss in World War II, Korea and these scarred women never got any proper apology by Japanese Government. The victims doing Wednesday Rally in front of Japanese Embassy, every week since 1992. I was lucky to be in a team to escort Moon, Myung Geum to Korea from Heilongjiang, China and records her time is Korea. FrChina – Beijing International Airport – Korea International Airport

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