37 Stories About Leaving Home

Shelly Silver

1996, 52:00 minutes, colour, English/Japanese


Women of different generations living in the Tokyo area talk about their lives, particularly about their experiencs of leaving home. Their stories, some funny, some tragic, bear witness to their strength and reveal the enormous changes in Japanese society that have occured during this century.

Des femmes des alentours de Tokyo se racontent leur départ de la maison lorsqu'elles étaient jeunes. Les détails de leurs histoires font ressortir l'évolution énorme de la société japonaise depuis le début du siècle. Leurs récits s'articulent autour d'une vieille légende du pays dans laquelle une mère recherche sa fille qui lui avait été ravie.

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