A Voice to the Voiceless   声なき者への声

Okinawa Prefecture is home to US military bases, and cases in which American servicemen abandon local women and leave them to raise their children alone are not uncommon. For 28 years, New Iberia native and American attorney Annette Callagain fought for those mothers to obtain child support. We follow Annette in her efforts to give the women a voice and shed light on this social issue.

The NHK World film honors Annette Callagain’s work in Japan and describes the motivations she discovered within herself, growing up in New Iberia.

Annette worked to help women in Okinawa for 28 years

Okinawa is home to US bases, and issues often occur between American servicemen and local women

Annette is reunited with one of the women she’s helped







Though Annette left Okinawa, she went back to help a woman who was separated from her Japanese mother soon after birth.  Kim, who was born to a Japanese woman and an American soldier, visits her mother’s family with Annette

A Voice to the Voiceless   声なき者への声

The NHK World Prime documentary broadcast was available here <https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/3016142/ > with an indexed transcript. Thank you, NHK Broadcasting of Japan.