During World War II the Japanese Imperial Army enslaved an estimated tens of thousands of women in military brothels.

Many Japanese conservatives (with the support of Western media influencers) believe the women were willing prostitutes, not sex slaves, and that the number is far smaller than claimed.

Shusenjo: Comfort Women and Japan's War on History explores how this shameful chapter in Japan's history is being denied creating an entirely new trauma for the surviving victims.

Director Miki Dezaki, a second-generation Japanese American who learned about comfort women from his Japanese immigrant parents, questions why accounts in the Western media have often sided with the Nationalists. With a keen eye for detail and precision, he interviews historians, advocates and lawyers who discuss the evidence: historical documents related to the Japanese military's direct role in managing the brothels, and harrowing testimonies by former comfort women. Shusenjo: Comfort Women and Japan's War on History is a deep dive into this impassioned subject bringing to light the hidden intentions of the supporters and detractors of comfort women.
"This is a must-see film.
I am seriously worried about the safety of this courageous director. That's how much he cut into the core of the problem, and that's how much Japan has become a dangerous country."

- Kazuhiro Soda, Peabody Award-winning Filmmaker

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