This short animated documentary tells the story of 2 Chinese Canadian women making their theatrical debut playing “comfort women” in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. 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 practise together and at home, they come to have their own personal catharses. Fusing activism and performance, the film honours the thousands of girls and women from Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines who were forced into sexual slavery—into providing “comfort” to soldiers in the Imperial Japanese military during the 1930s and ’40s.
A comedy examines one man's life over a 50-year span. It explores three distinct periods in his life - as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Hikada Sana returns to his home town after living away in Tokyo for five years. Although some time has passed the town has not changed much. On a detour to his apartment, he notices that a shrine maiden is watching him as he visits the shrine. The following day at school, Sana is surprised to find out that this girl is actually Yatsushiro Nanaka, a good childhood friend, whom he gave a bracelet before he left so many years ago. And even to this day, she is still wearing it...
Sorry, I'm A Stranger Here Myself was a British sitcom that aired for two seasons from 1981 to 1982. It was co-created by actor David Firth and Shelley and It Takes a Worried Man creator Peter Tilbury. The first series was co-written by Firth and Tilbury, and the second one by Firth alone. It starred Robin Bailey, David Hargreaves, veteran Anglo-Jordanian actor Nadim Sawalha, Diana Rayworth and Christopher Fulford. It was made by Thames Television for the ITV network.