Chen Dongnan’s debut film, THE TRAIL FROM XINJIANG, a profile of three pickpockets from China's far west Xinjiang, has been widely screened worldwide. She worked as one of the producers, directors, and editors of the film SOUND OF VISION, an experimental short following a blind man’s exploration of New York, nominated for the Emmy Award, and premiered at the Hot Docs. She also co-edited THE INVISIBLE SHORE (dir. Zhao Qi), a selection of the Busan International Film Festival. She graduated from the documentary program at New York University.