Spirits’ Homecoming: a film about sex slaves from Korea and Asia

October 12, 2017
5:00 pmto8:00 pm


Global Scholars Hall 130
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Spirits’ Homecoming (Gwi-hyang) is a S. Korean fictional film that tells the story of young women who were taken from their homes in Korea (then a Japanese colony) and forced to become “comfort women” for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Pacific War (1941-45).

CHC Associate Professor Susanna Lim will preface the film showing with a brief introduction of the issues surrounding the “comfort women”: women from Korea, China, and other parts of Asia who were forced to become sexual slaves for the Japanese army during the period of Japanese imperial expansion and the Pacific War (1931-1945).

The film is 2 hours and 7 minutes. It will be followed by discussion. Please note it addresses a historical issue that may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to many.

ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US for this important conversation about a topic that continues to attract increasing international attention – concerning women and war, modern Asia, historical justice, women’s rights, and human rights.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served!