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Screening of Living with Memories by Director Doi Toshikuni

Screening of Living with Memories by Director Doi Toshikuni
130 St. George Street, Media Commons Room, 3rd floor, Robarts Library
Time: Sep 12th, 4:00 pm End: Sep 12th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), East Asian Studies (FAS), Cinema, 2000-
Film Screening

The Asian Institute and the Centre for the Study of Korea presents

Screening of Living with Memories by Director Doi Toshikuni

• 70 min screening of Living with Memories (2015). English subtitle.
Directed by Doi Toshikuni. For more information on the filmmaker, go to: http://doi-toshikuni.net/e/doc/pf.html

• Presentation by Kim Puja
Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Visiting Professor, Asian Institute

History of the former "comfort women," or the survivors of the wartime Japanese military comfort system, otherwise known as the military sex enslavement (1937-1945), and their ongoing struggles for justice since the 1991 public testimony of Kim Hak-sun, have inspired many writers, artists, filmmakers, and scholars throughout the world. Belatedly released in 2015, Doi Toshikuni's Living with Memories chronicles the everyday life and thoughts of several women survivors since twenty years ago, when the filmmaker began covering the issue in 1994. The workshop will feature a partial screening of the film and a presentation by Professor Kim Puja, the historian of gender and colonialism and longtime "comfort women" redress activist in Japan and Korea. Professor Kim will discuss the film's historical significance and the special meaning it holds in contrast to other "comfort women" cultural representations. Doi has generously donated the film to the University of Toronto community.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact the Asian Institute, Rachel Ostep at 416-946-8996.

 


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