Ann Kaneko

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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.

Independent filmmaker Ann Kaneko is known for her personal essay videos and films that confer documentary subjects with personal insights. She weaves her intimate aesthetic with the complex intricacies of political reality. Often involving subjects in other parts of the world, Kaneko poetically probes the intersection where power impacts the personal. Her films have screened internationally at numerous festivals, and she has been commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center. Her films include A Flicker in Eternity; Against the Grain: An Artist’s Survival Guide to Perú; Overstay and 100% Human Hair. Kaneko has been a Fulbright and Japan Foundation Artist fellow and graduated with an MFA in film directing from UCLA.

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Awards & Accolades

Winner of “Emerging Director Award - Feature Documentary," Asian American International Film Festival
1st Place winner, “Best of the VideoFest," San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts VideoFest
“Best Documentary” winner, DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Honorable Mention, Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos, Sucre, Bolivia
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
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