Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung is a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker based in the New York metropolitan area.
She was born into 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 transcend differences.
During her time at Stanford, Andrea worked on the communications team at Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. Profiles of Purpose: Flowers in the River, a short film she directed and filmed in India for the Insititute, won Best Film and Audience Choice awards at ESG Film Festival, co-hosted by the United Nations Office for Partnerships and Investment News.
Her films have also screened at festivals around the world, including London International Documentary Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Sharjah Film Platform, and Cinequest Film Festival, while her written and other audiovisual works have been published by Litro Magazine, Cineuropa.com, Airport Road, The Gazelle, and Peninsula Press.
Andrea currently works as a co-producer on When We Gather, a multifaceted art project that celebrates the women who have changed history, and those who will follow.