Ripples of Change
Japanese Women’s Search for Self
US/Japan | 1993 | 57 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99033
“A powerful and daring work.”
“Fascinating, cross-culturally inspiring.”
“A unique opportunity for thought-processing the notable similarities in the US and Japanese movements towards sex/gender equity.”
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- London Film Festival
- National Educational Film and Video Festival, Gold Apple
- San Francisco Film Festival, Certificate of Merit
- Tokyo Film Festival
- Margaret Mead Film Festival Margaret Mead Film Festival
- San Fransisco Asian American Film Festival
Nanako Kurihara is an award-winning producer/director. Kurihara was born and grew up in Japan. She graduated from Waseda University with a BA in Political Science. After working as a magazine editor, she moved to New York where she started to make documentaries.
Her first film, RIPPLES OF CHANGE, about the Japanese women’s movement was shown internationally and was broadcast in the United States and Australia. She recently completed A GRANDPA IN BRAZIL, about a first generation immigrant’s personal look at Japanese migration to Brazil and return migration of Japanese-Brazilians to Japan. The documentary was screened across Japan in theaters and communities to connect Japanese with Brazilians in the time of economic crisis. It was also shown in Brazil in 2008 at the time of the centennial of Japanese immigration to Brazil; in the States at Chicago University and Northwestern University, in Toronto, Canada, at the Association for Asian Studies: Film Expo.
She currently resides in Kyoto, Japan. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Performance Studies at New York University. (8/14)