Nanako Kurihara


栗原 奈名子

ニューヨーク大学大学院パフォーマンス学科在学中にドキュメンタリー映画『ルッキング・フォー・フミコ』(93年)を制作。同作品は、世界の数々の映画祭、大学、女性センター、美術館/博物館で上映、海外のテレビでも放映され、日本の70 年代の女性運動の歴史を世界に、若い世代に伝えた。制作に対して、国際交流基金、東京都女性財団、放送基金、NY芸術カウンシル、アストレア財団から助成を受けている。


Ph.D.を取得後、98年から、Social Sceince Research Council のグラントを得て、早稲田大学演劇博物館、国立民族学博物館にて研究活動を行う。





Nanako Kurihara Ph.D.

Nanako Kurihara is an award-winning producer/director. Kurihara was born and grew up in Japan. She graduated from Waseda University with a BA in Political Science. After working as a magazine editor, she moved to New York where she started to make documentaries.

Her first film, Ripples of Change about the Japanese women’s movement was shown internationally and was broadcast in the United States and Australia.

She recently completed A Grandpa from Brazil about a first generation immigrant’s personal look at Japanese migration to Brazil and return migration of Japanese-Brazilians to Japan. The documentary was screened across Japan in theaters and communities to connect Japanese with Brazilians in the time of economic crisis. It was also shown in Brazil in 2008 at the time of the centennial of Japanese immigration to Brazil; in the States at Chicago University and Northwestern Unviersity; in Toronto, Canada, at the Association for Asian Studies. Film Expo.

She currently resides in Kyoto, Japan. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Performance Studies at New York University.