Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2021

Senses of Women 6 Films Pack (US Only)

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A 5 film bundle highlighting the topic of Senses of Women . Only available in the US.

Advance ticket $10 until Oct 3. Ticket price change to $12 from Oct. 4-10.

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.



月経がある人は平均で生涯2,535日間生理がくると言われており、のべ7年間に達します。それにも関わらず、生理は日本に限らず、世界中でタブーな話題になっています。

「生理というタブー」は、主に生理への偏見に関連する女権問題を取り上げるドキュメンタリー映画です。性差別について活動家、高校生、アーティストや市民、平等を訴える芸術家などを取材し、様々な声を特集します。また、女性の健康に対する偏見や議論の少なさを浮き彫りにします。


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
    Japan
  • Premiere
    USA premiere
  • Rating
    Documentary
  • 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