Based on accounts of Japanese atrocities during their wartime military occupation of Southeast Asia, PRISONERS OF THE SUN is a well-intentioned, intermittently powerful journey backward through a tragic period in history.
On the island of Ambon, Indonesia, 1,100 Australians were captured during WWII. At the end of the war-to-end-all-wars in 1945, only 300 survivors returned home; the remaining flyers, never officially incarcerated as prisoners of war, perished in mass executions. The court case that forms the
basis of PRISONERS OF THE SUN concerns the fate of four missing airmen, presumed dead.
Eager to prosecute the barbaric men who captured this quartet,...