US servicemen from all parts of the military have been sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online, it has emerged. Reports last week uncovered widespread photo sharing by current and former Marines on Facebook, triggering a navy investigation. But the BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from other branches have shared hundreds of photos. Male service members use a message board on an anonymous image hosting website to share nude images of their female counterparts. They often first post clothed photos of female personnel taken from their social media pages, and ask if any members have nude photos, which they call "wins".
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A recent dramatization of the same event by Chinese director Jiang Wen, Devils at the Doorstep , a major hit at International film festivals, has raised a storm of controversy and is banned in China. He has been a legendary thorn to the Establishment, tallying a long run of civic disobedience and political terrorism. In he killed a real estate broker and served 10 years in jail. He become notorious in for slinging small marbles at the Emperor in front of the Imperial Palace, for which he was for imprisoned 18 months. In he scattered pornographic handbills of the Emperor 14 months in jail.
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The movie's actual subject is the war itself, the criminal conduct of individual Japanese officers, and the guilt embedded in the chain of command leading up to Emperor Hirohito himself, who at the time of this film was still alive and reigning. Long after the war's end, Okuzaki became a sort of truth terrorist, and he is open with Hara and everyone he meets about his deeds and intentions. In this film, Okuzaki, who had fought with the Japanese Army on New Guinea, investigates the execution of two foot soldiers there by Japanese officers.
For the longest time, this masterpiece was only available to watch in extremely low-resolution video or by purchasing a pricy out of print DVD that would occasionally pop up on eBay. Thankfully, Second Run just released a restoration of the relatively obscure documentary; it is one of the most important Blu-ray releases of the year. I highly recommend snatching a copy before it goes out of print again. Everything unfolds live before your eyes; Hara uses the medium to put people on trial in front of the whole world.