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Women in Captivity

Synopsis

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A Story of survival - Sumatra 1942-5
In the remote jungle prison camps of the East Indies, hundreds of British and Australian women, segregated from the men, fought to stay alive. Their story has been largely forgotten.
In this film some of the survivors from one particular camp tell how they made a life for themselves in the face of starvation and disease.
And two of the women, who returned to Sumatra for the first time since the war, recall the courage, ingenuity and invention needed to live through the years of captivity.
Written and reported by LAVINIA WARNER
Film cameraman JOHN HOOPER , Film editor ANGUS NEWTON Produced by TRISTRAM POWELL

Contributors

Reported By: Lavinia Warner
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Angus Newton
Produced By: Tristram Powell






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