Documentary | 1995 | 28 mins | VHS
For decades since the Korean War, thousands of Korean women have been working as prostitutes for American soldiers. In CAMP ARIRANG, the filmmakers explore the lives of the sex workers and their fatherless Amerasian children who lived in U.S. camp towns throughout South Korea. Through interviews with the workers, soldiers and scholars, and through contemporary and archival footage, the film reveals the story of how the Korean government and the U.S. military have cooperated in the sale and control of women’s bodies. Featured is a charismatic ex-prostitute, Yon Ja Kim, who now devotes her life to the welfare of older sex workers and their biracial children.