The Women Outside (1995)

The Women Outside
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000004
Maro Chermayeff Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jason Hwang Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ninotchka Rosca Other original narration 120795 26000001
Emiko Omori Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Herman Lew Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
J T Orinne Takagi Director n/a 2 2000001
Hye Jung Park Director n/a 2 2000002
J T Orinne Takagi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sandra Chandler Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Yunjin Kim Narrator Narration 120790 1000001
A discussion about the abusive role U.S. military presence has played in the lives of Korean women--most of whom are jobless, working class, and thusly are already at an economic disadvantage. Their desperate financial situations allow these women to be compromised, tricked, or even kidnapped into sexual servitude while providing "services" for American troops still stationed in South Korea. These "sanctioned brothels" are actually controlled by government authorities who perceive the troops' "morale issue" as being readily resolved by the soldiers having easy access to sex--that's where the "comfort" women come in.