Japan's Secret Shame

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This film tells the moving story of 29-year-old Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who in May 2017 shocked Japan when she went public with allegations that she was raped by a well-known TV journalist. Interweaving in the wider social issues of gender and traditional attitudes in Japan, the film follows Shiori on her personal journey, as she visits the institutions she believes failed her.

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  • It is harrowing, frustrating and distressing. It is also an incredibly important film, brave and necessary, handled with care and quiet fury by the producer and director, Erica Jenkin.

    Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It is so difficult for individual women in Japan to come forward and say #MeToo... One who has had the courage to do just that is the journalist Shiori Ito - and this moving, flowing documentary, directed by Erica Jenkin, tells her story.

    Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Odds are stacked against all rape victims in Japan: there is a paucity of rape crisis centres, only eight per cent of the police force is female, and for 110 years the law demanded that accusers prove that they showed some sign of physical resistance.

    Jun 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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