Future is MINE
The story is about an Ainu oral historian, Rie Kayano, a resident of Hokkaido’s Nibutani Village, embarking on a personal journey of empowerment. Rie was born in Lake Akan, Hokkaido, renowned for its Ainu cultural roots, where she was exposed from a young age to Ainu song and dance. Having experienced discrimination, she grew up self-conscious and hating her Ainu roots. After graduating from high-school she met friends that helped her renew her interest in Ainu culture. But after marriage, and the birth of her daughter, she found herself, feeling again out of touch with her passion for Ainu culture. It was then that the opportunity to visit the indigenous Seminole tribe of Florida. What did she feel and learn from her experience with the Seminoles…
“Future is MINE”
Future is MINE is a women’s empowerment documentary series. It depicts women in their personal journey of envisioning a future, and taking a brave step towards its realization. Women in many societies face hurdles in self-empowerment, unable to realize their potential and dreams. Future is MINE series are created with the aim encourage women to take a seat at the table, and be the drivers of their own future fulfillment.
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MINE x Hard Rock
“Everything I do is the dream of my ancestors.”
Tokyo based media agency MINE has a clear mission, to empower Japanese females. Through its docuseries “Future is MINE” we spotlight Japanese women overcoming challenges and finding inspiration and success. With support from Hard Rock we were able to film a new chapter of this series highlighting women from indeginous cultures a world apart but with everything in common.