Yung Chang

Yung Chang (simplified Chinese: 张侨勇; traditional Chinese: 張僑勇; pinyin: Zhāng Qiáo Yǒng) (born 1977) is a Chinese Canadian film director and part of the collective member directors of Canadian film production firm EyeSteelFilm Internationally award-winning filmmaker, Yung Chang, made his first feature documentary, Up the Yangtze in 2007. The film used China's highly contested Three Gorges Dam as a dramatic backdrop for a moving and richly detailed narrative of a peasant family negotiating unprecedented historic changes. Up the Yangtze played at numerous festivals, including Sundance, and was one of the top-grossing documentary box office releases in 2008. China Heavyweight / 千錘百煉, Chang's sophomore film, is about a boxing coach and his two students in rural China fighting to become amateur and professional champions. The film will have its premiere at Sundance 2012 in the World Documentary competition. Chang is also in production on The Fruit Hunters, a feature documentary about nature, commerce and obsession in the fruit underworld. Slated for a Fall 2012 release. He is writing Eggplant, his first feature film, about a Chinese wedding photographer.

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