Not much one can say about the suffering comfort women endured. Spirit’s Homecoming is a movie I am looking forward to seeing. My novel The cry of the Kuaka covers this subject matter and shares the theme of ‘homecoming.’ However, unfortunately I am sure the atrocities and suffering inflicted on Kang Il-chul will be more horrific than my imagination could conjure up!
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The film ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’ is based on the true story of Kang Il-chul , who was forced to become sex slave for the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1940s.
Born in 1928, she was taken by force to Comfort Stations by Japanese army in 1943, when she was only sixteen years old. This movie portrays a teenage girl’s struggle who was stripped of her human rights and dignity in the name of war and the militarism.
Unlike Germany, modern day Japan government has not made amends for their war crimes of the past. Rather, the Rightist faction, which influences great control over Japanese politics insists on unacceptable arguments as they deny the forced conscription of Comfort Women along with other historically known war crime facts.
The film does not seek simply to criticize the Japanese government nor does…
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