RUBY YANG   /   Director  - Producer

Ruby Yang is a noted Chinese-American filmmaker whose work in documentary and dramatic film has earned her numerous international awards, including an Oscar. She lives and works in Beijing.

In 2003, along with producer Thomas Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in China. Since then, its documentaries and public service announcements have been seen more than 900 million times. The Blood of Yingzhou District, which Yang directed as part of the project, won the 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Short. The project’s second documentary short, Tongzhi in Love, was released in June 2008. In August 2010, Yang and Lennon completed the project’s third documentary short, The Warriors of Qiugang.

Prior to her work in Beijing, Yang’s feature documentaries Citizen Hong Kong and China 21 were aired in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and numerous European outlets after showing on PBS.

In 2009, Yang completed A Moment in Time, a one-hourt documentary for the Center for Asian American Media. It was aired on PBS and screened at numerous film festivals in Asia.

She is currently developing several feature film projects with young Chinese scriptwriters.

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