Shiori Ito is a journalist, documentary filmmaker. She was selected to Newsweek 2019 Most respected Japanese 100. Shiori co-founded Hanashi Films, a documentary film production company based in London Her main focus is gender based, human rights issues. At the 2018 New York Festivals, Shiori won a silver award for the film she directed, Lonely Death in the Social Issues category. Based upon her own experience of rape, she wrote the book, Black Box (2017), which reveals the sexism in Japan’s society and institutions Black Box (2017) won the 7th FPAJ’s (Free Press Association of Japan) The Best Journalism Award in 2018. Black box is now available in Japanese, Chines, French, Korean and Swedish.
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