Film Screening: The
Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Cornell Community
Centre & Library Rehearsal Hall
3201 Bur Oak Ave.,
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.
takes place in the Cornell Community Centre & Library
Rehearsal Hall on the upper level.
is made possible by a collaboration between the National
Film Board of Canada and Markham Public Library.
905-513-7977 ext. 7177