Ruby Yang

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Ruby Yang (楊紫燁; Simplified Chinese: 杨紫烨), 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 (2006) 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 (2008) and The Warriors of Qiugang, which was nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2011.

Yang relocated to Beijing in 2004 and lives in Hong Kong now. She was appointed by the University of Hong Kong as Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities in 2013.[1] Her latest documentary My Voice, My Life [1] 《争氣》is the first documentary film that has gotten wide theatrical release in Hong Kong.

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Selected filmography (as editor)[edit]

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