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ANITA SUGIMURA HOLSAPPLE, M.S. - Director/Writer/Producer
Award-winning first-generation Japanese-American filmmaker, Anita began her career in broadcast news as a producer and field producer in the US and Japan.
Battlefield: Home – Breaking The Silence, a documentary feature completed in 2017, is Holsapple’s first film, and was inspired by her own experiences as military child during the Vietnam War.
Battlefield: Home – Breaking The Silence was just awarded the 2018 Voice Award for documentary/film from SAMSHA
Anita received her Master of Science Degree in International Conflict Analysis & Resolution and Crisis Management, with undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Psychology, as well as a degree in Culinary Arts.
Anita’s film and television work includes; the award-winning reality series, “The Amazing Race,” feature film, “Pickin & Grinnin” directed by Jon Gries, and other short documentary projects. Currently she a collaborator on the upcoming documentary, “Paging Dr. Faustus,” with Emmy winning composer, Patricia Lee Stotter and award-winning poet, Paul Genega.
Anita is an active member of several organizations including the International Documentary Association, Film Independent, The Alliance of Women Directors, and NY Women In Film & Television.
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