Headshot of Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang

Distinguished Journalist in Residence

Nanfu Wang is an award-winning Chinese filmmaker based in the U.S. She is a recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars). Her films have three times been shortlisted for the Oscars’ Best Documentary Feature in 2017, 2020, and 2022 respectively. 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, Amazon), and In the Same Breath (Sundance 2021, HBO). Wang’s films have also received seven Emmy nominations, one DGA nomination, two Independent Spirits Awards nominations, two PGA nominations, two Peabody Awards, a George Polk Award, and a Ridenhour Award, among others. Most recently, Wang directed and executive produced Mind Over Murder, a six-episode documentary series for HBO.