This film Shusenjo delves deep into the highly controversial 'comfort women' issue and presents the viewpoints of those who are involved in the debate. It attempts to find answers to some of the biggest questions for Japanese and Koreans: Were 'comfort women' prostitutes or sex slaves? Were they coercively recruited? And, does Japan have a legal responsibility to apologize to the former comfort women?

Miki Dezaki is a graduate of the Graduate Program in Global Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. Shusenjo, which is produced as his graduation project, is his directorial debut.

The screening will take place 17.00-19.00, followed by a discussion with Director Miki Dezaki, and Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, researcher at the Swedish Institute for Foreign Affairs. Moderator: Linus Hagström, Professor of Political Science, the Swedish Defence University.

The film screening is co-organised by the Swedish Institute for International Affairs and the Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm University.