Director’s bio

chw8_yungInternationally 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 is Chang’s sophomore film. He is currently 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 also currently writing “Eggplant”, his first feature film,  about a Chinese wedding photographer.