Kimi Takesue


Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking. 

She produced her most recent film, That Which Once Was, for the ITVS (Independent Television Service) online series FUTURESTATES

In 2010 she was awarded her second artist fellowship from the New York Foundation in the Arts in the video category. Her recent feature-length documentary, Where Are You Taking Me, shot in Uganda, was commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam where it had its world premiere, and was also selected for the documentary competition at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival where it was a Critics' Pick by LA Weekly. 

Takesue's films have been televised in the U.S. and have screened at more than 200 film festivals and museums, including the Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Locarno International, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Her films have aired on PBS, the Independent Film Channel, and the Sundance Channel.


You can also watch an interview with another FUTURESTATES writer/director A. Sayeeda Clarke.
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