Go Back

This event has ended ~ Click here to view upcoming events

Three smiling older women with their heads together

Event Access

  • ASL interpretationASL interpretation
  • Closed captionsClosed captions
  • Free eventFree event
  • Live StreamLive Stream
Tickets

July 28, 2020

Last Tuesdays: The Apology

Hosted by JAYU

6:00 PM EDT

The Apology explores the lives of former “comfort women”, forced into sexual slavery during World War II and their fight for reconciliation. Join JAYU for the latest addition of the Last Tuesdays Virtual Screening Series with Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology.

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.

This screening is closed captioned and will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Tiffany Hsiung (director) at 8:00 PM on Facebook Live with an ASL interpreter.

Organization

  • JAYU

    401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada

    info@jayu.ca (416) 712-3477

    JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect.

    We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world.

    Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.