Internationally 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", Chang's sophomore film, is an intense and intimately observed narrative documentary following the lives of a boxing coach and his two fighters in rural China. The film uses the burgeoning sport of Western-style boxing to explore social change in China. It will have its world premiere in official competition at Sundance 2012.
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 writing "Eggplant", a feature fiction, about a Taiwanese wedding photographer in China.