Queer Japan is a documentary project with a mission to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ people in Japan. From activists and manga artists to drag queens, dancers, party planners, and politicians, the participants in this kalidescopic documentary lead inspiring lives and their stories are vital in a world that frequently ignores them. Queer Japan celebrates a variety of queer expressions and offers an intimate look into the everyday triumphs and struggles of being a sexual minority in modern Japan.
In 2016, I spent 5 months directing Queer Japan in locations across Japan alongside a team of highly talented collaborators, including producer Hiromi Iida, co-writer Anne Ishii, cinematograoher John Roney, and translators Jocelyne Allen and Sho Akita. We're currently crowdfunding the budget for post-production, with the goal of editing more than 100 interviews into a 2 hour documentary film, a zine, a photo book, and a series of web videos. Please help us spread the word and reach our goal at GoFundMe.com/QueerJapan.