Title: Ottawa premiere of “Spirits Homecoming” (2016)
English Trailer: “Spirits Homecoming” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14l4l9GNrss&feature=youtu.be&list=PLddzA0gO7cgcug-MnYB4OU7GOQ7IbFkRx
Date: Friday, September 9th, 2016
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm; networking at 6pm)
Location: Algonquin Commons Theatre, 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Building E, Ottawa, ON
Parking: Free parking outside theatre (Red lot 8, Green lot 9, the Pay and Display lot 12)
Admission: $10; tickets available online through Ticketfly (http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com)
Portion of proceeds will be donated to Korean Comfort Women
Come join us on September 9th for an exclusive film screening of “Spirits’ Homecoming”, a South Korean film directed by Mr. Jung-Rae Jo. The film follows the lives of two young girls aged 14 and 16 who were taken as sexual slaves or so-called “comfort women” by Japanese soldiers, robbed of their basic human rights and dignity. This is a true story based on the life of a “comfort women” survivor, Ms. Il-Chul Kang.
The story of these young girls reflects the lives of over 200,000 victims in Asia who suffered the same fate by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Tragically, it is estimated that only 238 Korean women and girls managed to return back to Korea at the end of the war.
The issue of “comfort women” is an international human rights issue that has yet to be fully resolved. With so few surviving victims, the timing of this screening is crucial for everyone to learn the truth of what happened in history to ensure that it is not forgotten. These “comfort women” deserve their honour and dignity restored, and their stories need to be told to educate the world of the horrific tragedies that befell these young women and girls, many of whom never had the chance to live out their youth.
- KOWIN Canada
- KOWIN Ottawa
- Hanway Society