Senso daughters

Australia, 1989

Film
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Senso means “War”. “Senso daughters” is an account of the experience of Papua New Guinean and Japanese women in the South Pacific during World War II. A unique film in that it critically looks at the effect of the war not only on the indigenous culture but also on the Japanese people. Anti-war sentiment has never been tolerated within Japanese culture. For director, Noriko Sekiguchi, the film is very much a personal statement with a global message. Not only does the film critically question the war-time decisions of the late Emperor Hirohito, but it also makes public for the first time some startling information. The Japanese army took “comfort women” when they were occupying a new territory. The army prostitutes were conscripted from Korean and poor Japanese women and shipped to military bases in Rabaul.

Credits

producer/director

Noriko Sekiguchi

production company

Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies

Siglo Co

Tenchijin Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36698

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women in war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Asia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Japan

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Papua New Guinea

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prostitution

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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