Ying Wang


A journalist and photographer in China, Ying moved to Canada from Beijing first as an international student then became a landed immigrant. As a migrant navigating between multiple cultures, Ying is fascinated by stories that reveal the geopolitical complexity of global migration. Her younger sister developed a mental illness after immigrating to North America. Inspired by her sister’s experience, Ying wrote and directed her first feature film Sisters. Her second film The World is Bright tackles the topic of immigration and mental health from a broader sociocultural perspective. The film was selected into the 1st edition of GPV in 2018 and had its world premiere at the 38th Vancouver International Film Festival at the end of September in 2019; Ying won the Sea to Sky Award for her outstanding work as a female key creative on a BC-produced feature.



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