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Film Screening: “The Apology” by Tiffany Hsiung

March 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location:Korean Cultural Centre (150 Elgin Street, Unit 101)
Key Contact:EJ McGillis

The Graduate Steering Committee for the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) is pleased to present The Apology, an award-winning documentary film by Toronto-based filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung.

The Apology (2016) follows the personal journeys of three former ‘comfort women’ – Grandma Gil in South Korea; Grandma Cao in China; and Grandma Adela in the Philippines – who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Despite multiple formal apologies from the Japanese government issued since the early 1990s there has been little justice for the comfort women. The courageous resolve of these women moves them to fight and seize their last chance to share first-hand accounts of the truth with their families and the world, and to ensure that this horrific chapter of history is neither repeated nor forgotten.

View the official trailer below:

The film will be screened following a lunch reception on Friday March 9th at the Korean Cultural Centre (150 Elgin Street, Unit 101). A discussion period will follow. Registration for this event is required. Please RSVP to EJ McGillis ( by Friday March 2nd.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch reception
1:00pm-2:40pm: Film screening
2:40pm-3:30pm: Discussion period

This screening is part of The Friday Table, a series of weekly Friday afternoon events organized by the Graduate Steering Committee for the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) at Carleton University. We aim to bolster the Centre’s mandate to bring together scholars and students working with transnational approaches to studies in the humanities through regular, informal workshops, roundtables, film screenings, and discussion groups. The Friday Table seeks to foster collegiality and promote student-led research. Events are free and open to all.

Thank you to the Korean Cultural Centre for co-hosting this event.