Yu Gu

Rooster and Pig Productions

YU GU is a multinational filmmaker and visual artist whose award-winning films explore the clash between individuals and systems of power. Her latest feature documentary, A Woman’s Work, world-premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in competition. Variety hailed the film as, “Defiant...a tale of injustice that should speak to many.” Following screenings at over 15 film festivals and a college impact tour across the United States, the film will be broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens and released digitally in January 2021. Yu co-directed the feature documentary, Who is Arthur Chu? which premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival. Praised as “Raw, unfiltered and poignant” by Indiewire, the documentary won two festival grand jury awards and was broadcast on America Reframed. She is currently directing Interior Migrations, an experimental project documenting the memories of migrant workers in Canada. The first 3-channel short documentary from this project premiered at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood exhibit and participated in The Public – Land and Body, a site-specific installation curated by Anique Jordan. Yu’s work is supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Points North Institute, HBO and California Humanities. She was a directing fellow with Firelight Media and Film Independent. Yu received her MFA in film production from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of British Columbia.