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14 Paintings

Dongnan Chen


Director, 14 Paintings

Dongnan Chen is an independent filmmaker from Xi’an China. Her debut film, Sound of Vision, an experimental short following a blind man’s exploration of New York, was nominated for an Emmy, premiered at Hot Docs, and broadcasted on PBS POV. The Trial From Xinjiang, a profile of three pickpockets from China’s far west Xinjiang, won best documentary short at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York and has been widely screened around the world. Singing in the Wilderness tells the story of a Miao ethnic choir on the upland of China’s southwest and is part of IFFR, ND/NF, DMZ, Sydney FF, Thessaloniki, RIDM, and won special jury prizes at LAAPFF. Dongnan is a graduate of New York University and a fellow of Sundance’s story and edit lab.