Kimi Takesue is currently developing and editing an experimental documentary about tourism in Laos and Cambodia. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller and New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships. Takesue’s films have screened extensively at film festivals and museums internationally including Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, New Directors/ New Films, SXSW, Mar del Plata, Vancouver, London’s ICA, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art-NYC and have aired on PBS, IFC, Comcast, and the Sundance Channel. Her recent feature documentary Where Are You Taking Me?, shot in Uganda, was commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam and premiered at the festival, followed by screenings at the Los Angles Film Festival and MoMA's Documentary Fortnight. Where Are You Taking Me? was theatrically released by Icarus Films, where it was a Critics’ Pick by Time-Out New York and LA Weekly, and was described by The New York Times as, “Fascinating…an unusual, visually rich visit to the nation.” She is associate professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark.
Portrait by Richard Beenen