* Date : 2019-08-06
Japanese-American director Miki Dezaki is in Korea with his 'comfort women' documentary film "Shusenjo: The Main Battleground Of The Comfort Women Issue." For over the span of 3 years, he had been tracking down vivid stories across Korea, the U.S. and Japan to make his film.
His film is distinguished from existing wartime sexual slavery documentaries in that it contains stories about activists who support the victims and interviews of Japan's so-called 'far right revisionists.' The film had immense repercussions in Japan when it was released there last April.
Through the film "Shusenjo: The Main Battleground Of The Comfort Women Issue," director Miki Dezaki says he wants to approach 'comfort women' as a women's rights issue rather than an interstate conflict. We meet with director Miki Dezaki on today's Heart-to-Heart.