Television Documentary (90 minutes)
The Rōmusha were laborers forced to work by the Japanese Army during World War II, their story all but lost to the fog of war and time. Hundreds of thousands Rōmusha died building the Burma-Thailand Railway. Here we uncover their place in the annals of history.
The Asian Laborers forced to work on the Burma – Thailand Railway during the Second World War, known as Rōmusha, were estimated to number 300,000, and many did not return home. Deceived or coerced into inhumane working conditions, men and their families perished daily while constructing the Death Railway, with no records or even a cemetery to mark their place in history. They remain a part of WWII that was largely forgotten or lost.
This documentary brings their stories back into the light.