In 2007 Ruby Yang (BFA Painting, MFA Filmmaking) received the Academy Award for the Best Short Film Documentary for her film The Blood of Yangzhou District about HIV in China. She was also nominated for a 2011 Oscar for her short documentary film The Warriors of Qiugang about a local village in central China battling a polluting chemical company. Yang is currently the “Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities” as well as the Head of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative--both at the University of Hong Kong.
For more information: http://yangruby.com/
and for information and trailer about The Blood of Yangzhou: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bloodofyzdistrict2006
and for information and trailer about The Warriors of Qiugang: http://www.warriorsofqiugang.com/en/1AboutFilm.html
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