Girl of Peace

Winner > Best First-Time Documentary Film
The Girl of Peace documentary features Yuna Shawver, a Korean-American artist who journeys through the United States and South Korea to create a zine depicting her artistic interpretation of the history of the Korean Comfort Women and the Girl of Peace statues. The Girl of Peace documentary is being produced with the support of Land Grant Films ( and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Journalism and Electronic Media department.
During WWII, the Japanese Imperial Army kidnapped and/or coerced an estimated 50,000 to 400,000 women between the ages of 11-25, forcing them into sexual slavery until the army’s surrender in 1945. The Comfort Women have fought to be recognized as not only victims of war but also survivors of Japan’s war crimes. Our documentary was made with both international and feminist interests in mind.
Caitlyn Jordan Director
Caitlyn Jordan Producer
Leann Daniel Producer
Elexis Houston Producer
Ellie Kim Producer
Nick Geidner Producer