Kathy Huang Pro
Tales of the Waria (2011)
- Director, Producer, Cinematographer
- A community of transgender women in Indonesia search for love and happiness with unexpected results.
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Kathy Huang is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker with a strong interest in issues of identity and belonging. Her feature-length directing debut, TALES OF THE WARIA, was co-produced with ITVS and follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. The film received multiple Audience Choice Awards, and was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2012. She is currently hard at work on GUANGZHOU LOVE STORY, an immersive multi-year portrait of an African-Chinese family navigating life in mainland China. The film has received support from ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Firelight Media.
Kathy earned a Bachelor’s in History from Harvard University and a Master’s in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, where she teaches documentary production at UCLA and Chapman University.