[Videolib] Women's Issues / Gender in Contemporary Japanese Film

Meghann Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 09:17:40 -0400

Hello Everyone,

I have been asked by one of our Women's Studies professors to help in
finding a Japanese film to show for a class that would fit the theme of
women's issues in international film. I've mentioned a number of classic
titles to her, such as Mizoguchi and some of Ozu's works, but she's
focusing more on recently made films and doesn't think those will hold
students' interest (this is a non-film studies course). I've come up
with a short list but all have women's and gender issues as a very
tangential theme and will not likely meet her needs. We've tried /Fear
and Trembling/ and a few other more recent titles, but no luck. I'm
waiting on a copy of /Yurisai/. Any suggestions in this area would be
helpful. If we can't find something accessible in Japanese cinema, I
would like to recommend some other Asian cinema titles so any
suggestions in those areas would be helpful as well.

Thanks in advance,

Meghann R. Matwichuk, M.S.
Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475
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