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Miss u, Love

Directed by Toko Shiiki

A confident Japanese woman starts facing her fragile true self through interviews.


Born and raised in Japan, Toko Shiiki spent most of her life in Tokyo before moving to Michigan in 2005. Toko’s pursuit of using photography as a narrative medium inspired her to explore documentary filmmaking, where she delights in meeting fascinating people and sharing their stories with the world.

Since 2012, Toko has produced several documentary shorts, covering subjects like Japanese writers in University of Iowa's renowned International Writing Program, and an award-winning sake chief brewer. She made her feature-length debut three years later with Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima, which chronicled how Fukushima residents weathered the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, earning an Accolade Global Film Competition Award (Documentary Feature, Contemporary Issues/Awareness Raising).

In addition to shooting her own films, Toko is a freelance videographer and photographer, covering music videos, concerts, and special events.