Tina Takemoto

San Francisco, CA

Tina Takemoto’s current work explores LGBT perspectives on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. She has received grants from Art Matters, Inc., James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and New Forms Regional Initiative Grants funded by Andy Warhol Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. Her filmography includes Memoirs of Björk-Geisha (2006), Arm’s Length (1998) and Her/She Senses Imag(in)ed Malady (1996). She is a board member of Queer Cultural Center and co-founder of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts. On occasion, she makes guerilla appearances as Michael Jackson and Björk-Geisha.

www.ttakemoto.com

Looking for Jiro

(Tina Takemoto, 2011)

Looking for Jiro is a queer meditation on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. At age 38, Jiro Onuma was imprisoned at Topaz concentration camp in Central...