by Andy Tran | Chief Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Shin, who is the co-owner of the community movie theater Cine Oasis in Carrollton, is on a mission.
He is trying to list the Korean documentary film ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’ on iTunes and Amazon.
According to his Facebook post, Mr. Shin is asking for public’s help in boosting the movie’s ratings and reviews on IMDB.
IMDB reviews and ratings play an important role in listing a movie on iTunes and/or Amazon, according to Mr. Shin.
So, for those who have watched the film, visit IMDB review site and provide your “honest” ratings and reviews for the film.
Mr. Shin, while noting that ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’ is not meant for entertainment, is hoping that Koreans and non-Koreans can watch the film and raise awareness of women’s rights and sex trafficking issues.
The film ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’ is not really about “Korea vs. Japan”. Instead, it is the director’s intention to raise awareness about sex trafficking and women’s civil rights while setting the records straight about what happened in Korean Peninsula during the Japanese imperial ruling.
So, if you care about these issues, do the right thing - rate this film at IMDB.
"Spirits' Homecoming is a 2016 South Korean period drama film written and directed by Cho Jung-Rae. Mr. Cho got his inspiration for the film from the painting "The Burnt Virgins," which was painted by Il-Chul Gang who, as a young girl, was abused by Japanese soldiers as a "comfort woman," who were young girls and women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied terrortories before and after WWII.
The purpose of "Spirits' Homecoming" is to pay tribute to the 200,000+ souls who passed away while living lives of forced sexual slavery. Its goal is to report on the painful history created by Japanese imperialism in the hopes that wars will no longer rampage this Earth, creating unnecessary chaos and leaving misery in their wake.
It is the hope of the director that the film will serve as a cultural record in an effort to remember and witness the pain of the past so that an official apology and legal damages will be provided. The staff of the film will continue to work hard in order to comfort the forty remaining victims, or "comfort women," as well as to help people from around the world to remember their suffering."
After the film concludes, we will be hosting a panel discussion to discuss the still rampant sex slave trade as well as how we can recognize and combat sex trafficking here at home.