Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Female Futures? – New Visions Of Women In Japan

Nippon Connected   º 

Directors such as Naomi KAWASE, Miwa NISHIKAWA or Akiko OKU are regularly represented at international festivals. But how visible are they in Japan in the cinema, at festivals, and with the public in general? Why do women in Japan's film industry concentrate mainly on documentary films? Together with three women filmmakers of this year's program focus, we will investigate the politics behind the images. We ask ourselves how women shape contemporary Japanese cinema – and the cinema of the future!

Participants: Maggie Lee (moderator), Yukiko MISHIMA (director SHAPE OF RED), Naomi MIZOGUCHI (director AINU – INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF JAPAN), Haruka KOMORI (director LISTENING TO THE AIR)

Maggie LEE, Yukiko MISHIMA, Naomi MIZOGUCHI, Haruka KOMORI

Thu., June 11, 2020, 16:00

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Duration: approx. 2 h

Panel Discussion in English and Japanese

Female Futures

Kindly supported by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and in cooperation with Filmhaus Frankfurt