Miwa YOSHIMINE 吉峯美和
This Planet Is Not My Planet
Nippon Docs ¾
Mitsu TANAKA is a pioneer of the Japanese women’s liberation movement. She started her activism in the early 1970s, motivated by the feeling she already had as a child: This world with its rules and power structures is not the world she wants to live in! Her main concern today is to transfer feminism as a comprehensive moral attitude into one’s occupational, family, and everyday life. Miwa YOSHIMINE has accompanied the protagonist of her documentary for several years, creating an in-depth portrayal of the person behind the political struggles: Mitsu TANAKA doesn’t hide her rough edges.
Kono hoshi wa, watashi no hoshi janai
Miwa YOSHIMINE was born in 1967. Since 1991, she has worked as a freelancer for commercial broadcasting programs and NHK documentaries. THIS PLANET IS NOT MY PLANET (2019 / NC ’20) is her first feature-length documentary.