Kathy Huang is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker with a strong interest in issues of identity and belonging. Her feature-length directing debut, TALES OF THE WARIA, was co-produced with ITVS and follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. The film received multiple Audience Choice Awards, and was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2012. She is currently working on GUANGZHOU LOVE STORY, an immersive multi-year portrait of an African-Chinese family navigating life in mainland China. The film has received support from ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Firelight Media.
Kathy received a Bachelor’s in History from Harvard University and a Master’s in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, where she teaches documentary production at UCLA and Chapman University. She sits on the Steering Committee of New Day Films, the longest-running distribution cooperative for independent documentary filmmakers. When not filming, she enjoys escaping into the wilds of the Los Angeles National Forest. She also plays a mean game of Words with Friends.
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