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Since her debut feature film Hooligan Sparrow premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, award-winning documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang has continued to push boundaries to create some of the boldest storytelling of her generation. In this special event from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we celebrate the premiere of Wang’s new film IN THE SAME BREATH with an exclusive conversation wherein Wang guides you through each stage of her filmmaking process. We discuss how she chooses her stories, builds trust with her subjects, approaches fundraising and adapts as her story unfolds and shifts during the editing process. Wang also reveals how to navigate filming in sensitive environments and the precautions necessary to keep safety first while in the field.

For more, check out Making Brave Choices with Nonfiction Filmmaker Nanfu Wang from our Video Library.

Nanfu Wang
Nanfu Wang is a Chinese filmmaker based in New York City. Wang’s feature debut HOOLIGAN SPARROW premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature. Her second feature documentary I AM ANOTHER YOU premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017.

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