Akiko Izumitani: Director, Producer & Writer

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My Native Admission Statement: Akiko Izumitani is a female director/producer/writer born and raised in Japan. She is also an active member of AWD (Alliance of Women Directors) in Los Angeles.Akiko first earned recognition through her feature-length documentary, "Silent Shame" (2010), in-depth exploration into Japan's war crimes in WWII. It won numerous awards worldwide, including Best Feature in the Beijing Movie Festival. It has been sold to China and Denmark.

My Biggest Success? To come to the U.S. by myself and learn English and got a greencard via work.

My Most Challenging Moment?  When my father died in Japan. It reminded me how far I live from my family.

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