The Apology



History Of Comfort Women

Official Website: | #TheApologyFilmPBS--United Nations researchers report that between 1931 and 1945, an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 women and girls were forced into institutionalized sexual slavery. Euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” they typically ranged in age from 11 to 33 and were taken from Japanese colonies from Korea to Indonesia. Mobilized through forced recruitment, kidnapping, false employment offers or sale by family members and employers, they served in brothels. Seventy years after their imprisonment, the surviving “comfort women” still await an official apology.--The Apology had its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 10 PM (check local listings).Subscribe to the POV channel for more clips: full episodes of your favorite POV programs: POV on Facebook: POV on Twitter: POV on Instagram: award-winning POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers.

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