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30 Years of Sisterhood: Women in the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

트레일러 재생

YAMAGAMI Chieko, SEYAMA Noriko

  • Japan
  • 2004
  • 57min
  • 12 +
  • color

SYNOPSIS

The film is based on the stories of 12 women who lived the Women's Liberation movement in Japan in the 1970s. The Women's Liberation influenced countless individual lives, and those who met the Women's Liberation realized the importance of living their own lives honestly with their own senses and thoughts, not influenced by some traditional values and norms.

PROGRAM NOTE

This film is a documentary about the history, development, and legacy of the Japanese women's liberation movement in the 1970s, or “uuman libu” in Japanese, which is not well known (at least to the Korean audience). The conversations and materials that the leaders of the movement at the time gathered to share are full of information and testimonies that are otherwise difficult to access, such as protest organization and participation, declarations, newsletter and pamphlet production, and theatrical art activities. It is the moments when they talk about the moments when they decided to do something after their initial encounter with “uuman libu” and undergoing a major change in themselves that leaves emotional impacts on audience. The place where the interview of 12 women, which forms the backbone of the documentary, was conducted is the place of the first meeting of the “National Liberation Camp.” The scenery of that day back in 1970 must have been filled with these moments as well. Their relationship with the leftist movements at the time, differences among feminist groups, and the relationship between the anti-war movement in the U.S. and the feminist movements are alluded in conversations and interviews, but they are not the focus of this film. Rather, this film is more of an intimate and friendly memory of how the energy and dedication of the uuman libu movement, as well as the conflicts and contradictions, inspired us to change individuals and societies in multiple layers. [HWANG Miyojo]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade

Director

  • YAMAGAMI Chieko, SEYAMA Noriko

    YAMAGAMI Chieko

    In 1980, she met filmmaker Idemitsu Mako who creates films through women’s perspective, and began shooting videos herself.

     

    SEYAMA Noriko

    Born in 1974. Seyama is the member of Women's Visual Creation Group, Video-Juku, and also the member of Feminist Active Documentary Video Festa (FAV).

     

Credit

  • ProducerYAMAGAMI Chieko
  • Cast MIKI Soko, SAEKI Yoko, SACHI, AKIYAMA Yoko, TANAKA Mitsu
  • Screenwriter YAMAGAMI Chieko, SEYAMA Noriko
  • Cinematographer YAMAGAMI Chieko
  • Editor YAMAGAMI Chieko, SEYAMA Noriko
  • Music MASA
  • Sound HAYAFUNE Maki
  • Production Design YAMAGAMI Chieko

WORLD SALES

Herstory Project / SEYAMA Noriko  / nseyama@gmail.com