Lara Perez Takagi
Lara was born in Tokyo, and raised in various cities around the world. Her father is Spanish and her mother is Japanese. She graduated with a degree in Audiovisual Communications and Multimedia Science at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, in 2005. As her appetite for cinematography continued to flourish, she returned to Tokyo on a Government Scholarship and explored her dual identity. She worked as a freelance production assistant in various Japanese production companies while she completed a MA in the Multimedia Science and Arts area in Waseda Universityʼs Graduate School of GITS. Here she directed and produced her first art-documentary “Madrid x Tokyo” that portrayed the vision of a person who grew up between two different countries and cultures. Still curious about the experiences of other hafus like herself, she teamed up with Megumi to start the production of HAFU.