Films by Filmmaker
Ann A Kaneko
Ann Kaneko is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, fluent in Japanese and Spanish. She is committed to sharing the stories of brave individuals fighting injustices in unusual circumstances. She was recently selected as Best Emerging Feature Documentary Director at the New York Asian American International Film Festival for her Fulbright-supported film, Against the Grain: An Artist’s Survival Guide to Perú. Her docs and shorts have been funded by the Japan Foundation, Hoso Bunka Foundation and Durfee Foundation and have been televised here and abroad. Kaneko has produced media installations and videos for the Skirball Cultural Center, Japanese American National Museum, Getty Center and SEIU-UHW. Currently, she has been shooting and cutting segments for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She participated in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and received an MFA in film directing from UCLA.