Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  7 minutes
Date:  2014
Genre:  Animation
Language:  English
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Mary and Myself

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Honors the thousands of girls and women from Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines who were forced into sexual slavery as "comfort women" by the Japanese army during World War II.

Mary and Myself

Mary & Myself is a story within a story, a meta-narrative about two Chinese Canadian women making their theatrical debut playing "comfort women" in The Vagina Monologues.

Fusing activism and performance, this short animated documentary honors the thousands of girls and women from Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines who were forced into sexual slavery into providing comfortᄋ to soldiers in the Imperial Japanese military during the 1930s and '40s.

Jia Tsu Thompson and Mary Mohammed spend long hours rehearsing at Mu Lan Teahouse in Halifax, where they read their lines over and over, sip tea, and recount buried stories of war. As they diligently practice together and at home, they come to have their own personal catharses. While Mary can't stop crying, Jia Tsu boils over in anger. In this imaginative animated world, the two good friends spin in circles of sadness, humour, and forgiveness in a gigantic teacup, and eventually ace their big night

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Main credits

Decoste, Sam (film director)
Decoste, Sam (screenwriter)
Decoste, Sam (animator)
Clarke, Annette (film producer)
Thompson, Jia Tsu (narrator)

Other credits

Original music and sound design, Judith Gruber-Stitzer; dialogue editors, Tristan Capacchione, Tom Elliot.


Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Drama and Theater
Women's Studies
Rape and Sexual Abuse
World War II
Asian-American Studies
East Asia
Canada
Women's History

Distributor subjects

Animated films

Keywords

; "Mary & Myself"; National Film Board of Canada; comfort women; world war ii; ww2; japanese imperial army; animation; animated film;

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