Foto Helsingin yliopisto (c) Hsiu-Ching Wu
Song of the Reed
Song of the Reed documentary film is a song of healing for the Taiwanese women who survived sexual slavery under the Japanese in World War II.
Song of the Reed documentary film is a song of healing for the Taiwanese women who survived sexual slavery under the Japanese in World War II. This film documents how four Taiwanese ladies overcame grave physical and mental trauma and grew in their attitudes toward life, through 16 years of Physical and Mental Health Workshops. At the workshop, they revisited their wounds, released their rage, gazed at their aging selves, and reaffirmed their values.
After the screening Professor Hsiu-Ching Wu (Department of Motion Pictures, National Taiwan University of Arts) will talk with the audience about her journey of making this documentary. Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen from University of Helsinki will serve as interpreter and moderator during the discussion event.
Director: Hsiu-Ching Wu/Taiwan/2013/76 min/
Free admission, duration 2 h
Performed in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles