In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.
Shiori Ito is a journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker with a focus on gender-based human rights issues. For her contribution to Japan’s #MeToo movement, she was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2020.
In her feature documentary film debut, Black Box Diaries, she embarks on a courageous investigation of her own sexual assault in an improbable attempt to prosecute her high-profile offender. Her quest becomes a landmark case in Japan, exposing the country’s outdated judicial and societal systems.
In this Advisor Studio, Ito will discuss her process in creating the film, from capturing secret investigative recordings to first person video, as well as making a documentary based on her book, and the power of storytelling to inspire change.
Black Box Diaries is competing in the World Documentary Competition at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.
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