Art & Design

°∆The Gift from Beate'
Film Screening & Panel Discussion

9 March 2010, London

Japanese Constitution Article 24:
°∆°ń 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.

Free but registration is required

9 March 2010
Reception 6.30pm
Screening and discussion 7pm

Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), Basement, Main Building, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

Tel: 020 7898 4893/2


SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and Japan Research Centre in association with the London branch, Tsuda College Alumni
sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the GB-Sasakawa Foundation
supported by the Embassy of Japan in the UK