30 Years of Sisterhood—Women in the 1970’s Women’s Liberation Movement in Japan

(“30 nenno shisutafuddo”)
Director: YAMAGAMI Chieko, SEYAMA Noriko

2004 Japanese Subtitled in - Color Video 57 min

Music: MASA, Ahn Hye Kyoung   Contact Name: Herstory Project
15-8-504 Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0031 JAPAN
Phone: 81-3-3780-4446
Fax: 81-3-3780-1748
E-mail: sisterhood_30nen@mail.goo.ne.jp

[Synopsis] This film represents the paths that Japanese activists of the women's liberation movement took. The new women's liberation movement started in Japan in 1970. Although the word "women’s movement" seems to be getting out-of-date these days, those who joined the movement still stay in touch with each other in Sisterhood and keep their spirit alive. This film is about their Her-story (not His-story).


In 1980, She met filmmaker IDEMITSU Mako who creates films through women’s perspective, and began shooting videos herself. Works include: Dear Tari (Award of people’s choice The 4th Women’s Film Festival in Seoul 2002)


Born in 1974. Member of Women's Visual Creation Group, Video-Juku. Works include: "I Would Like to Live Like This: A Documentary on the Daily Life of a Physically Challenged Woman" (21 min. 2000).