Tiffany Hsiung: Visiting Scholar
November 12, 2018 | 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
- Blades Chapel
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Within Every Woman: A Film Screening and Discussion with Film Director Tiffany Hsiung is free and open to the public. The event will include a screening of Within Every Woman, a 33-minute version of The Apology, which explores the history of “comfort women,” a term used to describe more than 200,000 women and girls forced into sexual slavery in Asia during World War II. The film follows the journey of three former “comfort women” and emphasizes their resilience and inspiring strength as they struggle with trauma and seek justice.
Hsiung is a graduate of Ryerson University, where she studied film production. Hsiung's socially conscious work and dynamic artistry sparks a unique energy in the stories of marginalized individuals and communities. Hsiung’s approach to storytelling is driven by the relationship that is built with the people she meets. By shooting much of her own work, Hsiung obtains unobtrusive access to the stories she captures. The feature length documentary The Apology (2016) is a National Film board of Canada production. With a successful world premiere at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, The Apology was one of the festivals top 10 films and at the International premiere in Busan International film festival (Asia’s largest film festival). It has since won many awards at various film festivals all over the world.