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Hsiu-Ching Wu - Meeting Taiwanese former "comfort women" 70 years after WW II

The honourable human values documented by "The Song of the Reed"

The presentation assumes that the audience has seen the documentary film „The Song of the Reed.“ Excerpts from that work will be shown during the talk.

Based on her experience of filming „The Song of the Reed“ and complementing it with further documentary footage, Ms Wu's presentation focuses mainly on three aspects: 

  1. the final image of the Ama/ Grandmothers (former „comfort women);
  2. the awakening of the young Japanese;
  3. and the symbolic meaning of the „Reed.“

吳秀菁 Hsiu-Ching Wu

Documentary film director
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor of Department of Motion Picture
National Taiwan University of Arts

Filmography:
“Coming Home”: documentary (56min.1998)
The Best Documentary of Golden Harvest Festival
Selected by Margaret Mead Film &Video Festival
Nominated by Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival,
1th Taiwan International Documentary Festival

Taiwan Writers Documentary :”Yang Kuei “, “Lai Ho “(56min.2000)
Taiwan Writers Documentary : “Jimmery”,”Chen Li “ (26min.2001)
“Taiwan and Netherlands Zheng Jiajun”  (56min.2001)
By Public Television Service Taiwan

Short film “Chat Room” (26min.,2002)
Short film “Cream Cake” (40min.,2004)
Nominated by Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival

“Metamorphosis”  (56min.2005)
“Song of the Reed”  (76min.2013)
2014 International Gold Panda Documentary Festival
Best Anthropology Concern Award
Nominated by Grand Prize for Anthropology
Nominated by The 21nd Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan

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Department of East Asian Studies
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