A Bloody Taboo

31 January 2022 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
A Bloody Taboo

A Bloody Taboo

Director, Cinematography, Editor: Sybilla Patrizia
Documentary Short Film, 14min, 2021
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese

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.





There are no comments on this creation yet.

You can log in to post a comment.

About Sybilla

Sybilla Patrizia

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer Based in Tokyo.

See full profile

Welcome to Canvas Tokyo

Canvas is an online network for Tokyo's creative community. It's a place for professional and amateur creatives to show their skills, make new connections and find work.

Sign up to Canvas