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‘Twenty Two’ tells life stories of survivors of sexual slavery

A Chinese-language documentary (and mainland China box-office sensation) completed with over 32,000 contributions from crowdfunding, “Twenty Two” was shot a few years ago.

by James Verniere

But it was not completed until more recently, and some of the 22 women in the film, the last of an estimated 200,000 Chinese victims of sexual enslavement by Japanese soldiers during World War II and known in Japan as “comfort women,” have since died.

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