‘The Apology’ Wows at Hot Docs Premiere

Director Tiffany Hsiung, Grandma Gil, producer Anita Lee
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.


The talk of the town this year at Hot Docs is Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology. (Read the POV review here.) The film currently leads the rankings for the Audience Award at Hot Docs and the support comes as no surprise given the tremendous and emotional response at the film’s premiere. Here are some photos from the film’s Scotiabank Big Ideas screening where Hsiung participated in an extended Q&A with subject Gil Won-Ok (aka Grandma Gil) and Meehyang Yoon, Director of the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Slavery:

Tiffany Hsiung at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.


Producer Anita Lee, Grandma Gil, Meehyang Yoon, Tiffany Hsiung
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View from the stage.
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.


Grandma Gil at the screening.
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.


Tiffany Hsiung at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
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Meehyang Yoon, Grandma Gil, and Tiffany Hsiung at the Scotiabank Big Ideas screening.
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.


Grandma Gil leaves the screening.
Photo: Jalani Morgan/NFB.

Word on the Tweet is also strong:






Have you seen The Apology? Which other Hot Docs films have inspired you?