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Kimi Takesue

Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker/artist working in documentary, experimental, and narrative genres. Takesue’s films have screened at more than 250 film festivals and museums internationally including Locarno, Rotterdam, Sundance, Toronto, Mar del Plata, and the Museum of Modern Art and have aired on PBS, IFC, and the Sundance Channel. She is the recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, as well as the “Breakthrough Award” and fellowship from Chicken and Egg Pictures honoring women filmmakers who have made a significant contribution to the documentary field. Takesue’s feature documentary 95 AND 6 To Go was nominated for the 2017 European Doc Alliance Award and screened at Doclisboa, CPH:DOX, BAFICI, and FID:Marseille. Takesue’s critically acclaimed Ugandan feature documentary Where Are You Taking Me? was commissioned by the Rotterdam Film Festival and premiered at IFFR followed by MoMA Documentary Fortnight and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Takesue is Professor in the Dept. of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark.