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

production company

Tenchijin Productions

Siglo Co

Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies

producer/director

Noriko Sekiguchi

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324912

Language

English

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

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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