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Source:  Hyperallergic

In the interactive documentary “The Space We Hold,” you’re given the choice to hear or silence the stories of three “comfort women.” Each was a victim of sexual violence by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Users who choose to listen are invited to add text responses to a growing constellation of stars, each representing a person who has taken the time to connect with these stories that have been suppressed for so long.

It’s estimated the Imperial Japanese Army kidnapped 200,000 girls and young women, some as young as nine years old, for sexual slavery.

“The Space We Hold” is based on “The Apology,” a 2016 feature-length documentary by Toronto-based filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung that tells the stories of three of them.

Read the story at Hyperallergic.

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