Andrea Chung is a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker, who holds a B.A. in Film and New Media from New York University Abu Dhabi with Minors in Music and Social Research and Public Policy.
She was born to a family full of wanderers - her mother is a flight attendant, while her father's family belongs to a subgroup of Han Chinese called Hakka, who got their name, literally translates as "guest people," because of their large diaspora population. Influenced by her family, she is curious about the world and passionate about telling stories of people who are in between places or stages of life, as well as those who strive to understand and overcome differences.
Andrea's documentary and multimedia work have allowed her to continue exploring the globe: She made two short documentaries in Cuba, including Como Núnca Fuimos (Like We Never Left), that explore ideas of home and what changes in this intimate space can mean. As a videographer, she worked for several media outlets, documenting the Brussels Film Festival in Belgium and the world's largest travel blogger convention, TBEX, that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in 2016. Additionally, she worked on documentary projects in Hungary and the Czech Republic, about asylum seekers and the discrimination against the Roma people, respectively.
Andrea's films have screened at festivals in the United Arab Emirates, United States, and Sri Lanka, while her written and other audiovisual works have been published by Litro Magazine, Cineuropa.com, Airport Road, The Gazelle, and Maverick Youth.