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JT Takagi

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JT Takagi


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JT Takagi (Orinne "JT" Takagi) is an award winning independent film maker and sound recordist. Her films are primarily on Asian/Asian-American and immigrant issues and include Bittersweet Survival, Homes Apart: Korea; The Women Outside; and North Korea: Beyond the DMZ, which all aired nationally on PBS. As a sound engineer, she has recorded for numerous public television and theatrical documentaries with Emmy and Cinema Audio Society nominations including the 2014 releases: Through A Lens Darkly by Thomas Allen Harris, Freedom Summer by Stanley Nelson, and the upcoming August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand by Sam Pollard. She also manages Third World Newsreel, a non-profit alternative media center, and serves on the boards of both community and national organizations working on peace and social justice. 

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