Questioning Social Issues and Values Through Documentaries

Filmmaker Yu Gu wants you to think about urgent social issues of race, gender and equality through her documentaries Who is Arthur Chu (co-directed by Scott Drucker) and A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem. An expression of her personal values and perspectives, her films connect audiences with marginalized people who risk finding their own voices to effect change in society. 

Yu talks about the Chinese student democracy movement in the 80s inspiring her interest in the arts, the human journey at the heart of her films, following Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu’s quest to tackle issues of race and misogyny, embracing our complex identities rather than labeling ourselves as only American or Asian, sparking dialogue about the value of women’s work through a mainstream topic of football, and challenges in filmmaking.

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