24 Jul – 31 Jul

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Of Love and Law – QE: Docs4Pride

Two openly gay lawyers, Fumi and Kazu, run Japan’s first LGBTQ+ law firm in Osaka, and have been in a relationship for 15 years. The couple has been fighting for civil liberties in the past decade, not only for themselves, but also on behalf of their clients , who include a teacher dismissed for refusing to sing the national anthem, and Rokudenashiko, an artist who challenged the country’s patriarchal system and obscenity laws with her vagina-shaped artworks. Through the couple’s life and ground-breaking human rights work, the film offers a snapshot of Japan’s changing and diverse society.

Dir Hikaru Toda | Japan, UK, France | 2019 | 94 min


QE: Docs4Pride is part of Film Feels Connected, a UK-wide cinema season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. With additional support from the 2020 Culture Fund, as part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

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