Documentary Filmmaker, Media for Social Change
Shuling Yong is a Singapore-born, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for social change. She has worked on films like The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca, 2018, dir. Assia Boundaoui), Radical Grace (Hot Docs, 2015, dir. Rebecca Parrish), In Time To Come (Hot Docs, 2017, dir. Tan Pin Pin), and films by the award-winning Chicago media collective Kartemquin Films like In The Game (Madrid Int’l, 2015, dir. Maria Finitzo) and America To Me (Sundance, 2018, dir. Steve James).
Shuling’s film Growing Roots (2015) premiered on the Discovery Channel. She is now directing her first feature-length documentary, Unteachable, which was selected for the Tribeca Film Institute Network Market, Good Pitch² Southeast Asia 2017 and was awarded Best Pitch at the CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum 2017.
Shuling is a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow, a participating filmmaker at the BRITDOC Queer Impact Producers Lab, the DocNet Southeast Asia Strategy Workshop and the KOMAS Video For Change Forum
While pursuing her degree in Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, Shuling founded Media For Social Change, a social enterprise dedicated to fostering positive community impact through video and audio storytelling.