About this project
NEW OFFICIAL TRAILER!
We are coming down to the last hours! Our goal is to increase the number of BACKERS to 800. So for the last 10 hours please help us spread the link and encourage $1 pledges. By doing so, the number of backers will demonstrate to broadcasters and distributors that this film needs to be aired and made.
Thank you all for helping us get this far! Let's go get it!!!
Tiffany and the Ecstatic Bunch at Golden Nugget
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- Write about us on your blog and or newsletters.
- Write to your local and online media about us.
THIS JUST IN:
SURPRISE PLEDGE LEVELS ONE WITH 25,000 AEROPLAN POINTS AND ANOTHER WITH A POWERSHOT A2200 HAS BEEN POSTED!
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Why Are We Making This Film?
Within Every Woman (WEWoman; www.wewoman.org) is a film that explores the forgotten history of "The Comfort Woman", a term used to describe over 200,000 girls who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II in Asia.
We began the project in 2008, travelling through rural China, the Philippines, and South Korea to meet and document the survivors of what is known as the largest institutionalized rape system in world history. Today, the survivors are referred to as “the Grandmothers” - all above the age of 80, they are now mothers, grandmothers and wives. But behind their inspiring courage and strength, it is clear they are still haunted with memories of the past. We want to show the complex healing processes that these women who have struggled with their whole lives and ask, ”How does one begin to heal from such brutality?”
As a result, WEWoman will focus on the current lives of the few remaining survivors who are scattered across Asia. By peeling back the layers of silence, shame and sacrifice they have endured, we will reveal their wisdom, resilience and compassion.
We will embark on a journey of hope, reminding survivors everywhere that they are not fighting alone, and that together, they can overcome their past with grace and strength to find kindness in an unkind world.
Within Every Woman (WEWoman) director, Tiffany Hsiung, is racing against time to seek peace and a form of justice for the Grandmothers, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s. If we wait any longer, it will be too late! Their stories and experiences will be lost forever.
But we are not here to sensationalize the rape and violence of these traumatic events, instead we are dedicated to honouring the process of healing and challenging the shame that still silences victims today.
We want to connect with the past by exploring the lives of the Grandmothers. As we get to know their personalities and their beautiful spirits, we are reminded that we need to cherish our elders. Through their stories and wealth of knowledge we can learn not to repeat the same mistakes.
Support the Movement
Within Every Woman (WEWoman) is not just a film, it’s a movement that will bring voices to survivors of sexual violence and connect the audience with a global community of storytellers, educators and online resources.
In fact, momentum is already building. The film's director, Tiffany Hsiung, has engaged thousands of students through workshops in Canada and Japan, presented at the largest international conference for educators on the History of WWII in Asia, spoke as the Keynote Speaker at an all-day conference for Toronto District School Board teachers and has been scheduled to speak at various high schools across Toronto in the coming months.
We all need to speak up against sexual violence. Only then can we abolish the shame that silences survivors and bring justice to those who have been wronged.
Our Challenge to You
The next time you're visiting your grandparents, bring a camera or a tape recorder and interview them. Learn about their experiences and listen to their stories. They are not going to be here forever and we must cherish every moment we have with them….
Specifically, your pledges will be used to cover local ground support (translators & guides) in Asia (China, South Korea, and Philippines), per-diems for the production crew, footage transcripts and translations into 6 languages, logging thousands of hours of footage, equipment rentals, animators, outreach staff, online interactive directors, a robust ICT strategy, post-production costs and expenses relating to speaking at conferences about the issue of "Comfort Women",
Unfortunately not. Charitable Tax Receipts can only be issued to US residents who pledge $60 or more.
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