Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Gift of Beate
Ms Beate Sirota Gordon and others
Date: 9 March 2010Time: 7:00 PM
Finishes: 9 March 2010Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Film
SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and Japan Research Centre present:
‘The Gift from Beate'
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Japanese Constitution Article 24:
> ‘… laws shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the sexes’
Beate Sirota Gordon was 22 years old in February 1946 when as one of 25 members of the Government Section of GHQ she drafted Article 24 of the postwar Japanese Constitution, establishing a basis for the equality of the sexes in Japan. The film, directed by Tomoko Fujiwara, uses Ms Sirota Gordon's experience in drafting this article as the starting-point for an exploration of how women have lived and improved their social status during the 60 years since World War II.
The film is narrated in English, with English sub-titles of some interviews.
Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion including Ms Sirota Gordon.
Reception 6.30pm and Screening and discussion 7pm
This event is now fully booked.
Organiser: Centres & Programmes, REO n association with the London branch, Tsuda Colleage Alumni
Sponsor: Japan Foundation and the GB-Sasakawa Foundation and supported by the Embassy of Japan in the UK