'Suffragette': The strength of women

Film / Reviews Jan 25, 2017

'Suffragette': The strength of women

by Kaori Shoji

Believe it or not, "Suffragette" is the first feature film out of Britain to focus exclusively on the suffragette movement. What took the country so long? Completed last year, it has finally made it to Japan, and in the light of all that's happening ...

Helen Pankhurst: The suffragettes were just the beginning

Film | Wide Angle Jan 25, 2017

Helen Pankhurst: The suffragettes were just the beginning

by Kaori Shoji

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. ...