From Hong Kong to the Oscars: A Talk With Filmmaker Ruby Yang

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Come listen to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang as she shares her thoughts on her journey as a filmmaker, winning an Academy Award, as well as stories from behind the scenes of her documentaries.


Hong Kong native Ruby Yang has worked on a range of feature and documentary films as a director, producer and editor. Yang is interested in telling stories for people who don’t have a voice and who face discrimination. She won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 2007. She is also known for her feature documentary Citizen Hong Kong (1999) and the award winning documentary My Voice, My Life (2014). The latter one was named one of “Hong Kong’s five most-notable films of 2014” by Wall Street Journal.

Yang is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She now lives in Hong Kong. She was appointed by the University of Hong Kong as Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities in 2013.

She is the head of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative at the University of Hong Kong, which aims to nurture the next generation of documentary filmmakers in the region.

Please note that pre-registration is required for this free talk.


When: 25 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019 Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center – 9 Justice Drive – Admiralty