Hikaru Toda’s affecting, eye-opening debut documentary highlights the groundbreaking human-rights work done by the country’s first and only LGBT law firm, whilst simultaneously revealing a hidden side of Japanese society.
Gentle yet authoritative in its approach, Of Love and Law follows Fumi and Kazu, two openly gay lawyers and modern-day heroes who run a law firm in downtown Osaka and have been together for 15 years. In a country where their partnership has no legal recognition, it hasn’t always been easy gaining acceptance; but this astonishingly dedicated pair isn’t afraid to champion civil liberties despite the odds stacked against them.
The cases that they take on tell an illuminating, sometimes shattering story about a country where departures from often restrictive norms can lead to prosecution by law and alienation from society at large.
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