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National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Documentary: The Apology

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1745 Eglinton Ave W

Toronto Public Library, Maria A. Shchuka Branch

Toronto, ON M6E 2H4

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The Apology 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 after their imprisonment in so-called "comfort stations," the three "grandmothers" - Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines - face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten.

Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally 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.

1 h 44 min

The Consulate General Office of Korea in Toronto will send its Deputy Consul General and a staff to attend this event @ Maria A. Shchuka Branch. The Consulate General Office of P.R. China in Toronto will send its two Consuls for Cultural Affairs to attend this event as well.

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