Documentary | 1996 | 52 mins | DVD, VHS
Director: Shelly Silver
This fascinating experimental documentary examines the relationships between grandmothers, mothers and daughters in Japan. Interwoven throughout the interviews with these women is a folk tale about a mother who rescues her daughter from an evil ogre who had kidnapped her. Insightful and entertaining, this innovative piece not only communicates how the roles of Japanese women have changed over the century, but also provides an idea of the transitions contemporary Japanese society is undergoing.