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Behind Forgotten Eyes
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directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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...
directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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Busy Forever
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directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
Recent demographic studies show that the aging of the Japanese is occurring at a much faster rate than anticipated. By the year 2025 there will be only two working people for every retired person, and within the next fifty years, one out of every three Japanese will be over 65. The particular Japanese response to...
directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
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In the Name of the Emperor
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directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- and Nancy Tong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 53 mins
This is the only American documentary film to examine the Rape of Nanjing, December 13, 1937, when the Japanese Imperial troops marched into this city in China. In just six weeks they murdered 300,000 civilians, and systematically raped and killed thousands of women. Today, the Japanese government continues to den...
directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- and Nancy Tong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 53 mins
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The Trash Trade: Selling Garbage to China
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
Japanese waste is turning into gold in the hands of Chinese dealers who extract valuable metal and plastic from mountains of scrap. The rubbish is carefully disassembled in China, then made into new cars and clothes that are shipped back to Japan. This international recycling system appears to kill two huge birds...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
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Korea: The Unfinished War
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directed by Brian McKenna; produced by Arnie Gelbart, Christine Le Goff and Stephen Phizicky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 53 mins
This film documents a war where neither side was victorious nor defeated; a struggle that came very close to thermonuclear war, and that still resonates in the geopolitical machinations between East and West. From 1950 to 1953 more than a million men fought under the United Nations flag, with most of the manpower...
directed by Brian McKenna; produced by Arnie Gelbart, Christine Le Goff and Stephen Phizicky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 53 mins
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Mothers' Way, Daughters' Choice
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directed by Kyoko Gasha, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
“I love my mother, but I just don’t want to be like her.” Why would successful women from the world’s second largest economic power choose to start their lives over in New York City? The documentary Mother's Way , Daughters’ Choice explores how several Japanese women struggled to reconcile their traditio...
directed by Kyoko Gasha, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
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731: Two Versions of Hell
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produced by James T. Hong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 28 mins
This is a multi-award winning documentary about Unit 731, Japan's secret World War II biological and chemical weapons facility in the Chinese town of Harbin where biological weapons were developed during the Japanese Occupation. The film uses the same footage as seen from two points of view. The first half gives t...
produced by James T. Hong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 28 mins
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Japan: Tarnished Miracle
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produced by Don Spandier, fl. 1998, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 19 mins
Describes the rise and fall of the Japanese economic miracle which has triggered a financial crisis which has global ramifications. Examines the factors that will shape Japan's future: a changing work ethic; a rapidly aging population; a changing role of women in the workforce and shifting loyalties since firms ca...
produced by Don Spandier, fl. 1998, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 19 mins
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The Japanese Nightmare
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directed by Poul-Erik Heilbuth and D.V. Andersen; produced by D.V. Andersen and Poul-Erik Heilbuth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
In Japan, more and more young women are rebelling against the societal norm. They do not want to settle down, marry and have families. Instead, more and more have careers and live with their parents enabling them to have disposable income which they spend for their own enjoyment. Prof. Yamada calls them "single pa...
directed by Poul-Erik Heilbuth and D.V. Andersen; produced by D.V. Andersen and Poul-Erik Heilbuth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
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Justice: Japan Style
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produced by Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 25 mins
Almost every person charged with committing a serious crime in Japan is convicted and goes to jail. Jury trials simply do not exist and convictions are based on confessions. Some believe that Japanese criminal court cases are simply ceremonies to impose punishment rather than determine guilt. The filmmaker obtaine...
produced by Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 25 mins
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