Born in Taiwan in 1978, at the age of six she began supporting her mother in her work as a Taoist priestess in funeral processions. She had to leave school in the third grade to help her single parent make ends meet and learnt to read and write from comic books and television. At 20 she became a political activist and worked with labour organisations and unions as well as beginning to make documentary films. Her short films, which focus on the plight of domestic and migrant workers in Taiwan, have screened at numerous international festivals.
2018 Academy Award - Taiwan Entry for Best Foreign Language Film 2017 Teddy Award, Best Documentary 2017 Nashville Film Festival, Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Filmmaking 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Audience Awards 2016 Golden Horse Nominee, Best Documentary Film 2016 Golden Horse Nominee, Best Editing
|2016||The Priestess Walks Alone|