Nanfu Wang is an award-winning Chinese filmmaker based in the U.S. She is a recipient of 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant. Her feature documentaries include ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ (Sundance 2016), ‘I Am Another You’ (SXSW 2017, Special Jury Prize winner), ‘One Child Nation’ (Sundance 2019, Grand Jury Prize Winner), and ‘In the Same Breath’ (Sundance 2021).
Wang received four Emmy nominations for her films. She is also a recipient of numerous awards including an Independent Spirit Award, Peabody Award, George Polk Award, and the Ridenhour Award.
Originally from a remote village in China, Wang overcame poverty and a lack of access to formal education to earning three Master’s degrees from Shanghai University, Ohio University and New York University. She teaches cinematography and editing at New York University.