Filmmaker Bios

J.T.Orinne TakagiJ.T. Takagi is a third generation Japanese-American independent filmmaker who works with Third World Newsreel, a media arts center in New York City. Takagi's films include Homes Apart: Korea, about the division of Korea, which won a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; Community Plot, a 20-minute black comedy set in the Lower East Side, which received the 1984 First Prize short at the Amiens International Film Festival; and Bittersweet Survival, a documentary on the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees in the U.S. She is currently working on a documentary about new immigrants in Queens, entitled The #7 Train (with Hye Jung Park).

Hye Jung ParkHye Jung Park is a first generation Korean-American independent filmmaker and film curator. Park is Program Director of Downtown Community TV Center, a media access center. She co-produced the documentary Until Daybreak and her production work includes Pico Korea Workers; Homes Apart: Korea, and Victims Of Progress.