Kristine Samuelson is a documentary essayist; her films (made in collaboration with John Haptas) include Tokyo Waka, Barn Dance, The Days and The Hours, Riding the Tiger, The World as We Know It, Empire of the Moon, and Wrong Place, Wrong Time. These works have been screened at festivals worldwide, from Sundance and San Francisco to London, Mannheim, São Paulo, India, Australia, and South Korea and have appeared on PBS and at museums including New York MOMA. Tokyo Waka had a recent theatrical run at the Film Forum in New York. She is also the Edward Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies at Stanford University, where she taught in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A. Program for thirty years. Professor Samuelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Arthur and Lillie and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her work has been supported by artist fellowships from the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Victoria College of Art in Melbourne, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, and the California Arts Council. Samuelson has also served on the Board of the Independent Television Service and has taught workshops in Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam and Australia.