. . . on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm for the must-see documentary debut of Miki Dezaki – Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue. Amassing the type of balanced, in-depth reporting that was once the purview of the news media, Dezaki spent several years meeting with a wide-ranging group of experts and eyewitnesses, gathering footage on this most contentious of disputes between Japan and Korea. As the film patiently deconstructs the dominant narratives and uncovers the hidden intentions of both supporters and detractors, it reveals that few are innocent of fanning the flames of outrage – and that few of us understand just why the issue has become so incendiary. Dezaki will join us for the Q&A session after the screening.
(USA, 2018; 122 minutes; in Japanese, English and Korean with Japanese and English subtitles.)
– Karen Severns