In the Name of the Emperor


52m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A documentary on the Rape of Nanjing which took place in 1937 when Japanese Imperial troops invaded Nanjing (aka Nanking) then the capital of China. Survivors of the massacre estimate that about 300,000 were killed and 20,000 women were raped and killed in the first six weeks of the Japanese occupat

Film Details

Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

Synopsis

A documentary on the Rape of Nanjing which took place in 1937 when Japanese Imperial troops invaded Nanjing (aka Nanking) then the capital of China. Survivors of the massacre estimate that about 300,000 were killed and 20,000 women were raped and killed in the first six weeks of the Japanese occupation. Because of these rampant rapes and the alarming spread of veneral diseases among the soldiers, the Japanese government began the systematic operation of the now-infamous "comfort stations", forcing women to serve in military brothels. By the end of the war, an estimated 200,000 women, mostly Koreans, had been shipped as "war supplies" to serve as "comfort women" in Japanese military stations all across the occupied territories, from Manchuria to New Guinea.

Film Details

Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of a Special Jury Award at the 1995 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Released in United States December 13, 1995

Released in United States Winter December 13, 1995

Shown at Asian American International Film Festival in New York City July 21-23 & 28-30, 1995.

Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City June 16-30, 1995.

Shown at Los Angeles (UCLA) Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival May 26 - June 4, 1995.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 20 - May 4, 1995.

16mm

color

dialogue English, Mandarin and Japanese

subtitled English

rtg MPAA NONE

Released in United States December 13, 1995 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States Winter December 13, 1995