Eat The Kimono
TitleEat The Kimono
DirectorKim Loginotto
CountryJapan/UK
Year
Duration1hr
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionEat the Kimono is a brilliant documentary about Hanavagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defying her consersvative culture's contempt for independence and unconventionality. She denounced Emperor Hirohito as a war criminal, and dismissed death threats made against her by right-wing groups. 'You mustn't be eaten by the Kimono,' says Genshu, making reference to the traditional dress designed to restrict movement for women, 'you must eat the Kimono, gobble it up.'' (Women Make Movies Catalogue)