She is currently working on Guangzhou Love Story, an immersive multi-year portrait of an African-Chinese family navigating life in mainland China. The film has received support from ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Firelight Media.

Kathy received a Bachelor’s in History from Harvard University and a Master’s in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, where she teaches documentary production at UCLA and Chapman University. She is also proud to serve as Co-Chair of Marketing at New Day Films.

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Films by Kathy Huang

Tales of the Waria

Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population. It is also home to the "warias," a community of biological men who live openly as women. In this eye-opening PBS documentary, four warias search for romance and intimacy. They encounter a host of obstacles-- family pressures, economic burdens, aging-- but strive to stay true to themselves and to find lasting companionship. Shot over three years with the local queer community serving as story consultants and film crew members, the film provides an unprecedented look into topics rarely discussed in Western media: Indonesia, Islamic culture, and the daily life and struggles of transgender communities around the world.