The Ones Left Behind…

Best Feature Documentary
This documentary depicts the theme of “hidden poverty” that occurred in spite of Japan’s rapid economic growth in such a short period of time immediately following World War II. The film covers the suffering and hardships of single mothers, which has never been depicted before, from various angles, and unravels the causes of the unequal social background that people are unaware of.
What is the cause of more than 50% of single-parent families in Japan being in poverty? Why does Japan have some of the highest levels of child poverty among developed nations? And why are the Japanese people themselves are unaware of this?


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