Ruby Yang

Film director


Who is Ruby Yang?

Ruby Yang, is a Chinese American filmmaker.

Originally from Hong Kong, Yang has worked on a range of feature and documentary films exploring Chinese themes as director and editor. She won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for "The Blood of Yingzhou District," and received other awards including the Emmy Awards, a DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award and two IDA Pare Lorentz Award nominations.

In 2003, along with filmmaker Thomas F. Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in China. Since then, its documentaries and public service announcements have been seen by hundreds of millions of Chinese viewers. Lennon and Yang made a trilogy of short documentary films about modern China, including "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "Tongzhi in Love" and "The Warriors of Qiugang," which was nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2011.

Yang is now based in Hong Kong and Beijing, directing documentaries and developing several feature film projects.

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Also known as
  • Ruby L. Yang
  • Chinese American
  • United States of America
  • China
  • San Francisco Art Institute

on July 23, 2013


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