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Kitty Hu

United States
English, Mandarin
Climate Change, Disability Rights, Racial Injustice, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Labor issues, Women and Girls, Gender violence , Human Rights
Impact Producing
Cultural/racial identity:
Self identification:
cis queer woman


Kitty Hu (she/he/they) is a queer Chinese diasporic documentary filmmaker and co-founder/head of development at Shoes Off Media. As the daughter of immigrants, Kitty’s work applies community-centered documentary tactics to amplify stories at the intersection of justice and human relationships, looking at topics like labor, housing, culture, migration, and climate. Her work has been featured on HBO, CNN+, Hulu, PBS. Her personal short, Golden Boy, played in festivals nationally including DOC NYC and LAAPFF. As a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Asian American Documentary Network, and Asian American Journalists Association, she has received generous opportunities to amplify stories about community resistance in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, intergenerational restaurants in Koreatown, and youth mobilization in suburban Fremont, California. She is currently based between unceded Lenape land (Brooklyn, New York) and unceded Muwekma Ohlone land (Bay Area, California).