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S. Leo Chiang


S. Leo Chiang is an Emmy® Award-nominated documentary filmmaker. His current documentary, Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, won the Inspiration Award at the 2012 Full Frame Film Festival. His previous film, A Village Called Versailles, about the rebuilding and transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans, picked up eight film festival awards, aired on PBS Independent Lens series, and has been acquired by more than 200 academic and public libraries. His other films include To You Sweetheart, Aloha (PBS broadcast 2006), One + One (CINE Golden Eagle Award 2002), and Safe Journey. Leo also collaborates with other documentarians as an editor (True-Hearted Vixen, POV 2001; Recalling Orange County, PBS/VOCES 2006) and as a cameraman (Ask Not, Independent Lens 2009). Born in Taiwan and based in San Francisco, Leo received his MFA in film production from University of Southern California. He is also a lecturer in the Social Documentation program at University of California, Santa Cruz.