Alumna Filmmaker Emiko Omori Honored by MoMA, Asian Art Museum

Monday, February 27, 2017
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The Museum of Modern Arts of New York and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco honor SF State alumna and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori this month for her films based on the life of Japanese Americans confined to internment camps during World War II. MoMA invited Omori to join the retrospective exhibition and feature her films “Rabbit in the Moon,” “Rabbit Left the Moon” and “To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter,” February 21 and 22 at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2017 International Festival of Nonfiction Films. Kathy Brew, festival curator, said she has known Omori for many years as a friend and colleague. “Each of those works is very different and unique, for she has her own aesthetics and her style but the subject is so unique,” Brew said.