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The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Sejong Society 
and the Washington Coalition for Comfort Woman Issues (WCCW) present


 A Movie Screening of "Apology"
Directed by Tiffany Hsiung



Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines were among thousands of girls and young women who were sexually exploited by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, many through kidnapping, coercion and sexual slavery. Some 70 years after their imprisonment, and after decades living in silence and shame about their past, the wounds are still fresh for these three former ‘comfort women’.

 Tiffany Hsiung is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. Her approach to storytelling is driven by the relationships she builds with people. Since 2009, Hsiung has been documenting the lives of survivors of military sexual slavery during World War II, inflicted by the Japanese Imperial Army, for her first feature-length film, The Apology (2015). For the past six years, Hsiung has been advocating in communities and universities across North America for the grandmothers (survivors known as “comfort women”), as they fight for justice, by sharing their stories. Her most recent presentation at the United Nations in New York brought to light one of history’s greatest and unresolved injustices on the world stage for human-rights issues.



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Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washingon, DC 20036

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Sejong Society of Washington DC & & the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. (WCCW)

The US-Korea Institute (USKI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS is part of an extensive program launched in 2006 to make the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a hub of Korea-related activities in the Washington, DC area, and to increase information and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs.

The Sejong Society is a non-partisan, and all-volunteer tax-exempt organization dedicated to informing, developing, and connecting young professionals interested and engaged in U.S.-Korea affairs. Our ultimate goal is to inspire the next generation, regardless of political and career affiliations, of Korea and Northeast Asia specialists.

Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. (WCCW) was founded in December 1992 in Washington, DC, to advocate for the rights of wartime victims and their lawful reparation. Our mission is to contribute to the eradication and prevention of sex crimes against women by promoting public awareness and education. WCCW dedicates itself to being the voice for "Comfort Women," victims who were euphemistically called by Japanese military to refer to women who were imprisoned and forced into sexual slavery during World War II. WCCW believes that the Japanese government must clearly acknowledge its responsibility in perpetrating the atrocity against these Comfort Women, give official apology, provide redress from government sources, and open all government records regarding its involvement. Until these steps are taken, WCCW asserts that Japan should not be permitted a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. WCCW is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, research and educational organization. WCCW welcomes persons of all gender, race, and nationality.

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