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Made in Ethiopia

Xinyan Yu


Co-director, Made in Ethiopia

Xinyan Yu is a Chinese journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Having grown up in Wuhan, an industrial city in central China, she worked as a video journalist at top-tier international newsrooms in Asia and the US for nearly a decade. She is the producer of two half-hour BBC documentaries — China’s Science Revolution (2016) and China’s New Silk Road (2017) — and the episodic director of the Channel News Asia documentary series A Billion Chinese Dream (2019). She has managed international crews in a wide array of major breaking news events, including the Rohingya refugee crisis and the Hong Kong protests. She produced, shot, and edited two short films for the South China Morning Post – Fighting Fentanyl: The Drug From China Destroying American Lives (2019) and What Happened To Our Parents? Uygur Sisters Seek Answers (2019). Made in Ethiopia is Xinyan’s feature documentary debut.