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The Apology

Air date: Mon., Oct. 22, 9:00 pm

Gil Won-Ok reading her speech in China, supported by a Cao Hei Mao and her daughter activist Meehyang Yoon.

Gil Won-Ok reading her speech in China, supported by a Cao Hei Mao and her daughter activist Meehyang Yoon.

 

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army kidnapped approximately 200,000 young women and forced them into military sexual slavery as “comfort women.” The Apology follows three of these women – Adela Reyes Barroquillo in the Philippines, Cao Hei Mao in China and Gil Won-Ok in South Korea – in the ongoing movement pressing the Japanese government for a formal apology that has never come. Seventy years after their imprisonment, and after decades of living in silence and shame, these once invisible women (culturally referred to as “grandmothers”) give their first-hand accounts of the truth for the record in hopes that this horrific chapter of history will not be forgotten.

 

Read the interview with the filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung

 
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