As women march to protest Donald Trump’s presidency and “Suffragette” is released in Japan, the words of Helen Pankhurst, activist and British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter, should resonate with many filmgoers.
“It’s actually pretty wonderful to see your own great-grandmother in a movie,” says Helen. Though she was in Tokyo recently to promote the movie “Suffragette,” she also lectures on women’s rights herself. “I did some research before coming here,” she says. “When it comes to the number of women politicians, Japan ranks 155th out of 193 countries.”