November 16, 2020 –
Xuan Vu is a Southeast Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and editor whose core motivation is to give a voice to those who otherwise would not be heard. With a keen interest in non-fiction media for social justice, political reform, animal rights, and environmental causes, Xuan continuously devotes her energies and skills to shedding light upon vehicles of positive change.
Her independent documentary work spans the globe, from a youth foundation for orphaned children in Colombia to female migrant workers in Nepal, and has garnered international recognition at numerous festivals (including DocNYC, Indie Grits, American Documentary Film Festival, the United Nations Association Film Festival) and won several distinguished awards (including the “Best Documentary Feature Film”award at the 2019 San Antonio BlackInternational Film Festival for her work on While I Breathe, I Hope, the“Audience Choice Award for Best Feature” at the 2015 Viet Film Fest for Can, “Best New Mexico Film” at the 2010 Duke CityDocFest for Reclaiming Their Voice, and theCritic’s Choice Award for “Best Documentary Feature” from the Broadcast Critics of America for Stealing America: Vote by Vote). Her most recent feature film, While I Breathe, I Hope, on which she served as a producer and principal editor, was nominated for a 2020 Southeast Emmy award in the "Editor-Program"category and won the "Documentary-Topical" category.