Documentary | 2006 | 60 mins | DVD | Closed Captioning
Director/Executive Producer: Liang-Yin Kuo
Executive Producer: Shuhei Fujita
SHONENKO reveals the untold stories of Taiwanese child laborers (Shonenko), from 12 to 14-years-old, who manufactured fighter planes in the Japanese naval arsenals during the Second World War. They left their families, homelands, and childhood with the dream of receiving an education. But their dream was to be shattered – first by the war and again by cruel post-war politics in Taiwan, Japan, and China.