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The Apology

  • Canada
  • 105
  • 14A
  • Tiffany Hsiung
  • Anita Lee (Producer)
  • Tiffany Hsiung (Cinematographer)
  • Mary Stephen (Editor)
  • Tiffany Hsiung (Writer)
  • Lesley Barber (Music)
  • Daniel Pellerin (Sound)
“Comfort women” was the term used to describe the women and girls across Asia&mdash;more than 200,000 of them&mdash;who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War. A handful of these women, now known as “grandmas” and all in their 80s and 90s, are demanding an official apology from a reluctant Japanese government. The film focuses on three: Grandma Adela from the Philippines, whose greatest regret is that she never told her husband about her past before he died; Grandma Cao from China, who rose above her tragedy to adopt and single-handedly raise a daughter; and the indomitable Grandma Gil from South Korea, who resolutely and tirelessly travels Asia to tell her story and end war crimes against women. Heart-wrenching and inspirational, beautiful and transformative, the journey of these grandmothers is a profound testament to the human spirit's demand for justice. <b>Lynne Fernie</b>

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