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The Apology

This screening took place on
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This moving documentary follows the personal journeys of three former ‘comfort women’ who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years a er their imprisonment in so-called ‘comfort stations,’ the three ‘grandmothers’ – Grandma Gil, Grandma Cao, and Grandma Adela– face their twilight years in fading health. A er decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a rst-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horri c chapter of history is not forgotten. Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to nally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing and justice. In Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Japanese, English with English subtitles. The second most popular audience choice film at Hot Docs Film Festival 2016.
  • Directed by Tiffany Hsiung
  • 2016, Canada
  • 104 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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