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Free Screening of "The Apology"

  • Multnomah County Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR (map)

Free Screening of "The Apology" - Documentary about Japanese Military "Comfort Women"

Award-winning documentary film "The Apology" directed by Tiffany Hsiung will be screened at Multnomah Central Library in Portland at 6pm on Tuesday, November 13th. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which aired on PBS in October, follows the lives of three survivors--from Korea, China, and the Philippines--of the WWII-era Japanese military sexual slavery/enforced prostitution known as the "comfort women" system.

"Comfort women" are estimated 50,000 to 200,000 women who were forced to provide sexual service for members of the Imperial Japanese armed forces between 1932 and 1945. Women from Japan, Korea, China, and across the rest of Asia-Pacific were recruited through various means--from debt bondage to deception to outright conscription or kidnapping--but almost all of them are considered victims of human trafficking in today's standards.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

The event is co-sponsored by Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND) and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

For more information:

Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND)

People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity (POPS)


Fact sheet on Japanese Military "Comfort Women"

Earlier Event: November 13
Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony