THE APOLOGY

By Tiffany HSIUNG

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2016

Before it's too late

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Wide Angle Busan Cinephile Award
Cork Film Festival 2016
Audience Award
International Film Festival of India 2016
Special Jury Mention Award for the UNESCO Gandhi Medal
Zonta Film Festival 2016
Best of Festival
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tiffany HSIUNG
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita LEE (NFB)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
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