Linda Hoaglund was born in Japan, the daughter of American missionary parents, and raised in rural Japan, where she attended Japanese public schools. A graduate of Yale University, she was a bilingual news producer for Japanese television between 1981 and 1987. In 1987 she joined an independent American film production company as a producer. Since 1996, she has subtitled two hundred Japanese films. She produced and wrote the documentary Wings of Defeat, about Kamikaze pilots who survived WWII. Wings of Defeat was screened at numerous international film festivals and has been broadcast throughout the world. She recently directed and produced ANPO: Art X War, a film about artists' resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan. After premiering at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, it is being screened at museums, universities, and film festivals. For more information: www.anpomovie.com.