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On average, women menstruate for about 2,535 days in their lifetime - that's almost 7 years in total. Yet, periods remain a tabooed topic in most societies around the world, including Japan.

"A Bloody Taboo" explores several women's rights topics related to period stigmatization, the tampon tax and the wider discussion of gender discrimination in Japan. Through intimate interviews with an eclectic collection of voices ranging from a high school student, to activists, artists and health experts, the film highlights the lack of open discussion and explores common taboos surrounding menstruation in a country that is still struggling to find its role in the fight for women's rights.



  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    USA premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Sybilla Patrizia
  • Producer
    Sybilla Patrizia, Marina Yoshimura
  • Cast
    Yu Ogawa, Misato Koganei, Yasue Kondo, Ayuna Kanasaki, Ayumi Taniguchi, Manari Osaki, Masako Nakamura, Misa Hikichi, Mariko Imada
  • Editor
    Sybilla Patrizia
  • Sound Design
    Jayce Ong, Nicholas Bean, Nobuyoshi Kobayashi