Community Event: Seattle: Free screening of film about “comfort women” & panel


When:
December 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2018-12-08T14:30:00+00:00
2018-12-08T17:30:00+00:00
Where:
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
Community Event: Seattle: Free screening of film about "comfort women" & panel @ Northwest Film Forum | Seattle | US

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Sponsored by the Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization

Free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Apology” directed by Tiffany Hsiung followed by an expert panel

Award-winning documentary film “The Apology” directed by Tiffany Hsiung will be screened at Columbia Branch Library in Seattle at 2:30pm on Saturday, December 8th, followed by an expert panel. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which aired on PBS in October, follows the lives of three survivors–from Korea, China, and the Philippines–of the WWII-era Japanese military sexual slavery/enforced prostitution known as the “comfort women” system.

“Comfort women” are estimated 50,000 to 200,000 women who were forced to provide sexual service for members of the Imperial Japanese armed forces between 1932 and 1945. Women from Japan, Korea, China, and across the rest of Asia-Pacific were recruited through various means–from debt bondage to deception to outright conscription or kidnapping–but almost all of them are considered victims of human trafficking in today’s standards.

An expert panel will follow the screening featuring historian Dr. Chong Eun Ahn of Central Washington University, and anthropologist Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi of Montana State University, as well as local activists.

The event is co-sponsored by Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND), API Chaya, Densho, Parisol // Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, GABRIELA Seattle, Seattle Evergreen Coalition, International League of Peoples’ Struggle – ILPS Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, as well as the City of Seattle Women’s Commission. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

For more information:

Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND)
http://fendnow.org/

API Chaya
http://www.apichaya.org/

Densho
http://www.densho.org/

Parisol
https://www.facebook.com/parisolseattle

Gabriela Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/GABRIELAsea/

Seattle Evergreen Coalition
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleevergreen2016/

International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/ILPSSeattle/

Northwest Film Forum
http://nwfilmforum.org/

Seattle Women’s Commission
https://www.seattle.gov/womenscommission

POV
http://pbs.org/pov/

Fact sheet on Japanese Military “Comfort Women”
https://apjjf.org/-Asia-Pacific-Journal-Feature/4829/article.html

Contact:
Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND)
events@fendnow.org
(713) 364-4475