comfort

2020

Feature showcase

LEE Hyerin | 2020 | Documentary | Color+B/W | DCP | 65min 32sec (E)

TIME TABLE
SYNOPSIS

Known as “Yankee Princess” and “UN Madame,” women who were sexual laborers for the US military Camptowns, filed a lawsuit against Korean government and called themselves “US Military Comfort Women.” Chasing forgotten voices and erased traces, this film tells you a story about comfort women system in Korea, which have lasted since World War II.

DIRECTING INTENTION

“In Korea, Comfort Women doesn’t only mean Japanese military comfort women.” It is part of a statement written by the US military Comfort Women plaintiff group. This short sentence came as a cry of women who had lived through the prejudice and contempt of people for a long time. How do we come up with Japanese military comfort women at once when we are told Comfort Women? I decide to follow their trace and story through this film as well as to find out where our eyes are upon about “Comfort Women.”

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

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DIRECTOR
LEE Hyerin

LEE Hyerin

 

2017 thirty
2018 Supply Class V

 

STAFF

Director LEE Hyerin
Producer PARK Koonje
Cinematographer RYU Seungjin
Editor LEE Hyerin