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New documentary about WWII ‘comfort women’ to screen at library

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Apology” by Tiffany Hsiung at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Library Hall. The film 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.

If you go

What: “The Apology” documentary screening
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Seventy years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations,” Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China and Grandma Adela in the Philippines are facing their twilight years. After decades of living in silence and shame about their experiences of institutionalized rape and sexual slavery, they give first-hand accounts of the truth. They are seeking an apology, and hope that this horrific chapter of history will not be forgotten.

To bring “The Apology” to the screen, Hsiung enlisted an all female team that drew on devastating personal experience as well as six years spent documenting the lives of survivors of military sexual assault during WWII. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit SteamboatLibrary.org/events for more information.


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