[KineJapan] Shusenjo lawsuit in the Mainichi

Linda Ehrlich linda.ehrlich at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 21:17:24 EDT 2019

Absolutely. Is there any way to send a message of encouragement to the director?
I mentored a Sr Thesis on this general topic. The more one learns about the treatment of the ianfu, the more horrifying the denialism becomes. Bravo for this documentary!

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> On Jun 29, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Markus Nornes via KineJapan <kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> wrote:
> The Mainichi published a lengthy English article on the lawsuit trying to quash the recent blockbuster (for a doc) comfort women film. 
> https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190625/p2a/00m/0fe/028000c
>  The article doesn’t go into what I find most to print. This was a model of ethical documentary for making practice. He explained what he was doing to his subjects he asked them to sign release forms. He let them know when the film was completed and that it would be shown in regular theaters.  And because of those efforts, which to many Asian documentary filmmaker‘s blow off,  The lawsuit has no standing. It’s rather incredible they are even trying.  
> This makes the lawsuit all the more egregious, because even if it’s frivolous it will seriously eat into the modest profits of both filmmaker and Tofoo distribution company.  
> Tofoo  certainly predicted it would have such troubles. I really admire their unflinching efforts. 
> Markus
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