JULIA HASLETT Director/Producer/Editor
JULIA HASLETT is a British-American filmmaker who makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. Her films have played around the world at festivals, theatres, universities, and on television. Her most recent film, An Encounter with Simone Weil, premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), won the Special Founders Prize at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, and was a New York Magazine Critic's Pick in 2012. She is producer/director of the highly acclaimed Worlds Apart series about cross-cultural medicine, and producer of the companion documentary Hold Your Breath (PBS 2007). Julia has received fellowships from Macdowell Colony and the IFP Documentary Lab, and her work has been supported by the Vital Projects Fund, Florence Gould Foundation, and the Greenwall Foundation, among many others. For four years, she was a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics, and is currently an assistant professor of media production at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
MENGQI JIANG Co-Producer
MENGQI JIANG is a Chinese visual storyteller from Sichuan province, now based in North Carolina. Last Spring, she made two short documentaries on Chinese immigrants to the US, exploring their struggles and the cultural shock reflected in their ways of dealing with daily challenges. As America's immigration policy changes, she wants to document how that will affect prospective immigrants from China. Mengqi earned her B.A. in English at the Beijing Language and Culture University, and her M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.