Korean Peninsula Affairs Center

Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women 

November 8, 2012
Eggers Hall 060

Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (1999) is a powerful documentary about Korean women forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese Imperial Military during World War II. The film dramatically combines the testimony of former comfort women, who demand justice for the "crimes against humanity" of which they were the victims, with contravening interviews of Japanese soldiers, recruiters, and contemporary scholars.

Dal Sil Kim-Gibson, a former professor of religion at Mount Holyoke College, is the renowned independent filmmaker/writer. She is the author of Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women. Kim-Gibson is well known for championing the compelling but often neglected issues of human rights.

For more information on Comfort Women please see our brief explanation here.

Silence Broken Lecture Flyer