Forgotten Faces: The Comfort Women of World War II

Forgotten Faces: The Comfort Women of World War II

2015 - November 1st, 2015

They came from Indonesia, China, Korea, the Philippines and every region invaded by the Japanese Imperial Army in the dark years of 1932-1945. Women and girls from conquered nations were pressed into wartime service as so-called "Comfort Women" to meet the sexual needs of soldiers and officers of the Imperial Army in the field. Overlooked for decades, this tragic chapter of the 20th century is finally coming to international attention. Since the mid-1990s, survivors have shared their stories, and artists and filmmakers inspired by their ordeal have created stunning artwork in response. Forgotten Faces will feature paintings by Steven Cavallo, digital art and video by Chang -Jin Lee, and photography by artist Jan Banning. Here's what people are saying: "Powerful and still happening today. I’ve learned a lot from this exhibit and hope to help stop human trafficking” - Patron from Santa Ana “Thank you to the artists, the people working here. Everyone should see this museum” - Fullerton “Thank you to the women and men strong enough to put this exhibit together. The fact we are still uncovering and talking about war crimes of the past is testament to the importance of history and social progression” - Brea