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Kira Dane Katelyn Rebelo 2019 USA Animation color 15min English, Japanese DCP
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★ Special Jury Mention for Short Documentary Competition at IDFA 2019
★ Special Jury Recognition for Short Documentary Competition at SXSW 2020

In Japan, there is a special way to grieve after having an abortion. Inspired by these Buddhist rituals, Mizuko is an intimate look of how a half-Japanese American woman reevaluates drawing ‘the line’ in abortion ethics when she becomes pregnant.


Kira Dane

A filmmaker from New York currently based in Japan. She’s most interested in stories that blend together animation with documentary film.

Katelyn Rebelo

A Brooklyn based filmmaker. Her work sits at the intersection of documentary and experimental film, often exploring stories that reimagine concepts of femininity, politics, and personal freedom.

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