Dongnan Chen is an independent documentary filmmaker from Xi'an China. Her debut film, SOUND OF VISION, an experimental short following a blind man’s exploration of New York, which she worked on as one of the producers, directors and editors, was nominated for an Emmy award and premiered at HotDocs. THE TRAIL FROM XINJIANG, a profile of three pickpockets from China's far west Xinjiang, has been widely screened at festivals, universities and museums worldwide. SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS, her first feature documentary is supported by Sundance, DMZ, and First Documentary Lab. It was selected by IFFR, ND/NF, Thessaloniki, RIDM, and First Xining etc. Dongnan is a graduate from New York University.