There was once a feature on Russell Brand's radio show called "Sounds Nice, Is Nasty", which was devoted to mis-interpretable words. Ethnic cleansing and friendly fire were both mentioned; 'comfort women', the subject of Face, could well have been included. The label was given to the thousands of sex slaves the Japanese army employed in World War II.
Coerced or kidnapped from Japan's occupied territories, around 200,000 women are thought to have been forced into the military brothels supposedly sanctioned by the Imperial Army. The Japanese government has yet to issue a formal apology for the treatment of 'comfort women' and for years refused to even acknowledge their existence. The ETS Theatre Company's starkly assertive Face is one of the few places you will hear the victims' testimonies, which took some 40 years to recount.