26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A Bloody Taboo
director: Sybilla Patrizia
original title: 生理というタブー
running time: 14 min.
synopsisDespite forming a natural part of the life of half the world’s population, menstruation is still a taboo in many countries. The film A Bloody Taboo shows just how stigmatized it is in Japan. The intimate testimonies of a large sample of women reveal that the unwillingness of the patriarchal society to lead an open dialogue about the monthly menstruation is just a symptom of a bigger problem that is gender discrimination.
biographySybilla Patrizia is an Austrian photographer and filmmaker. At the centre of her focus are current political, social, and cultural topics. Her works, exhibited in galleries all over the world, capture the umbrella revolution in Hong Kong, the oppression of the Tibetan diaspora in the north of India or the cult of cuteness in Japanese mainstream culture.
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|producer:||Sybilla Patrizia, Marina Yoshimura|