Linda Hoaglund

Linda Hoaglund was born and raised in Japan. Her previous film, Wings of Defeat, told the story of Kamikaze pilots who survived WWII. She has recently directed and produced ANPO, a film about Japanese resistance to U.S. bases seen through the eyes and works of celebrated Japanese artists.  She can be contacted at

Yamazaki Yutaka

Director of Photography
Yamazaki Yutaka is one of Japan’s most accomplished cameramen. He has filmed hundreds of documentaries, worked on the celebrated films of Kore-eda Hirokazu and filmed the 1960 ANPO protests as a student.


Scott A. Burgess lives and edits in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to working with Linda Hoaglund on “ANPO,” Scott has edited films that have screened at the Sundance, SXSW, IDFA, SilverDocs, and Toronto Film Festivals. “Throw Down Your Heart,” directed by Sascha Paladino and starring Bela Fleck, won an Audience Award at SXSW and Best Music Documentary at SilverDocs.


Senior Historical Adviser
John Dower is the leading American historian of modern Japan. He recently retired from at teaching at M.I.T. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Embracing Defeat.

New York musicians, Shoko Nagai, pianist and Satoshi Takeishi, percussionist, perform as the duo, VORTEX. In addition to performing live in experimental, improvisational music, they also draw on electronic and indigenous music, and perform live for modern dance and create film scores for documentary, narrative and short films. Among their recent film scores are for the narrative feature, STARFISH HOTEL (directed by John Williams starring Sato Koichi and Emoto Akira), the short films, PARK and SEEING, directed by Kawade Mari and the documentary film, ANPO, directed by Linda Hoaglund.