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Black Box Diaries

Shiori Ito


Director, Black Box Diaries

Shiori Ito is a journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. Her primary focus is gender-based human rights issues. She co-founded Hanashi Films, a Tokyo and London-based production company that has collaborated with NHK, BBC, and Al Jazeera. In 2017, Shiori wrote the book Black Box, based on her own experience of rape. The book reveals the sexism in Japan’s society and institutions and won the Free Press Association of Japan Award for Best Journalism in 2018. It has been translated into several languages. In 2020, Time magazine listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Black Box Diaries is her feature documentary debut.