Ann Kaneko


Independent filmmaker Ann Kaneko is known for her personal films that weave 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. She has screened internationally and 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 Peru, Overstay and 100% Human Hair. Currently, she is producing Manzanar, Diverted, which examines environmental justice in Payahunaadü/the Owens Valley. She has been funded by PBS, the Japan Foundation, Hoso Bunka Foundation and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Kaneko has been a Fulbright and Japan Foundation Artist fellow and has an MFA in film directing from UCLA. She is the artist mentor for Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera fellowship and teaches Media Studies at Pitzer College.