from Chang-Jin Lee Added 8,502 21 0

    http://www.changjinlee.net/ COMFORT WOMEN WANTED brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, referred to as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves in Asia during World War II, and increases awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime. This video is based on my interviews with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, Dutch “comfort women” survivors, and a former Japanese soldier from W.W.II. The gathering of women to serve the Imperial Japanese Army was organized on an industrial scale not seen before in modern history. This project promotes awareness of these women, some of whom are still alive today, and brings to light a history which has been largely forgotten and denied. The title, COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, is a reference to the actual text of advertisements which appeared in Asian newspapers during the war. When advertising failed, young women from Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Netherlands were kidnapped or deceived and forced into sexual slavery. Most were teenagers, some as young as 11 years old, and were raped by as many as fifty soldiers a day at military rape camps, known as "comfort stations." By some estimates only 30% survived the ordeal. The "Comfort Women System" is considered the largest case of human trafficking in the 20th century. Historian Suzanne O'Brien has written that "the privileging of written documents works to exclude from history...the voices of the kind of people comfort women represent - the female, the impoverished, the colonized, the illiterate, and the racially and ethnically oppressed. These people have left few written records of their experiences, and therefore are denied a place in history." In the video, the Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch “comfort women” survivors, and a former Japanese soldier talk about their experiences at the military comfort stations, as well as their everyday hopes and dreams and who they are as people. These women also sing their favorite traditional folk songs in Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Hakanese, Aboriginal Taiwanese, and Dutch. This presents the women as individuals rather than as victims and highlights the experiences we all share, in order to put these monumental events in context. These are the stories and voices of the survivors. Despite growing awareness of the issue of trafficking of women and of sexual slavery as a crime against humanity, this particular history has gone largely unacknowledged. COMFORT WOMEN WANTED attempts to bring to light this instance of organized violence against women, and to create a constructive dialogue for the future by acknowledging their place in history.

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    • Lost Airmen of Buchenwald - OFFICIAL TRAILER


      from Marauder Works - Mike Dorsey Added 8,466 8 0

      This is the official trailer for the feature documentary "Lost Airmen of Buchenwald." The film chronicles the extraordinary journey of 168 Allied airmen illegally imprisoned in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during World War II. Marked for death, their incredible story of survival has been a source of controversy and secrecy for over six decades. Learn more about the film at http://www.LostAirmen.com Buy the DVD: http://tinyurl.com/nqe9zhh Buy for Download: http://tinyurl.com/of3jn7y

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      • Project Edelweiss


        from Patrick Kiser Added 8,185 28 4

        Submission to Cinema Out of Your Backpack www.cinemaoutofyourbackpack.com STORY PITCH In the HBO series "Band of Brothers," there is a scene where SGT Don Malarkey is passing a group of German POW's and shouts to them "Where are you from boys!" And one of the POW's responds in perfect English "I'm from Eugene, Oregon." What the...what's an American doing in the German Army? My feature/documentary is about the real life story of Oberjäger (Sergeant) Fred Treiber (1922-2008), a German-American, who's family immigrated to the USA in 1925. Fred grew up in New York City. He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an opera singer. After completing high school, Fred won a full scholarship to the Berlin Music Conservatory in 1940. Unfortunately, shortly after going to Berlin and attending classes, Hitler shut down all non-essential schools. Fred was traveling under a German passport, and the US Consulate barred him from returning to New York. Consequently, he was conscripted into the German Army. Being an avid skier and climber in his youth, Fred was assigned to the Gebirgsjägers (elite mountain troops) and ended up fighting on the Russian Front in the Caucasus Mountains. This scene takes place during a training climb in the Alps. The cast and crew climbed up to about 10,000 feet elevation and overnighted on the mountain in the open during the 3 days of filming. CAST Bruno Weber Albert Sangenis Crotogino Sebastian Kloda Michal Jurasz Mariusz Ozga Arthur Wojtyra Patrick Kiser Crew Director/Cinematographer/Editor - Patrick Kiser Mountain Guide/Assistant Director/Camera - Bruno Weber MUSIC "Bin Kein Hauptmann, Bin Kein Großes Tier" (I'm No Officer, I'm No Hot Shot) Comedian Harmonists (circa 1930s) Creative Commons License INSIDE MY 1940 TAUERN RUCKSACK... Lots of heavy period clothing & climbing gear Canon 7D Canon 35mm f2.0 52mm Fader ND Filter Zacuto Z-Finder

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        • The Lysander: Canada's Unsung Hero - Ultimate Restorations Trailer


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          Kailuna Enterprises is proud to present Ultimate Restorations! A new television series following the restorations of our irreplaceable treasures. Watch as teams of restorers bring back to life iconic treasures. We follow a steam locomotive, a carousel, a World War II spy plane, the world's largest pipe organ, an Ahrens-Fox fire engine and a grand steam yacht to name a few. Visit UltimateRestorations.com for more information!

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          • The Moscow Game


            from Michael Skolnick Added 6,398 0 0

            Two ill shaped and sluggish KGB agents arrest criminals and struggle with women in Communist Russia. (Official Selection of the Santa Barbara Digital Film Festival) Written, Directed, and Produced by Michael Skolnick Produced by John Skolnick and Paolo Marchica Starring: Evan Bonifant as Dmitri Shepilov David Light as Nikita Khrushchev Animation by Magic Arts Entertainment Based on Original Concept Art/ Characters by Michael Skolnick

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            • Viola Smith: America's Original Hep Girl


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              Viola Smith: America's Original Hep Girl Viola is known as one of America's very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as "The Female Gene Krupa." Born in 1912, she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Learn about her extraordinary life including the Coquettes all-girl orchestra, drumming in an Abbott & Costello Film, Playing at President Harry Truman's inauguration gala, and playing in The Kit Kat Band in the original 1960's production of "Cabaret." Directed, shot and edited by: Rhianne Paz Bergado Produced by: Candace Hansen, Rhianne Paz Bergado & Maria A. Yanez Interview portion shot on Panasonic GH2, driftwood hack, color graded with FCP: Apple 3-way color

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              • The Bridge - Samantha


                from Marlon Torres Added

                The Bridge Dailies for January 7, 2010. Shot with Canon 5D & 7D. For more information about "The Bridge", please visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/marlontorres-thebridge

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                • An Airman's Last Mission


                  from Marauder Works - Mike Dorsey Added 5,482 16 5

                  Joe Moser, featured in the documentary Lost Airmen of Buchenwald, flies in a P-38 for his "45th Mission" after being shot down on his 44th mission 66 years earlier. http://www.lostairmen.com Follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/lostairmen

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                  • BLITZ WOLF 1942


                    from Mark Boyce Added 5,111 9 0

                    The Three Little Pigs and Adolf

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                    • The Faith of Our Fathers Project Presents: D-Day and the Providence of God: The Virtual Tour and Online Study Course


                      from Douglas Phillips Added

                      Now Christian families and students can study the most important battle of the most important war of the 21st century from a distinctively Christian perspective with D-Day and the Providence of God. Sign up today to get broadcasts and field reports from Rome, France and Normandy, as you prepare for seven rich episodes that tell the story of the great efforts of our heroic fathers to save Western Christian civilization from the tyranny of Nazism, Fascism and despotism. Visit www.afinalfarewell.org for more information.

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