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Kristy Hyunsoo Choi is a Korean American filmmaker based in the unceded land of the Kizh, Tongva, and Chumash peoples (Los Angeles). She works across documentary and fiction formats—and everything "in between". She believes film (both in its making and viewing) is uniquely capable of facilitating preciously impermanent experiences of shared joy.

Kristy's short film, HERSELVES, was released by The New Yorker in 2021 and is free to stream worldwide. The film is studied every year at USC and Pitzer College.

She also produced an Emmy-nominated episode of the "Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond" series for PBS WORLD Channel and Asian American Documentary Network.

Kristy is a 2023 Julia S. Gouw Challenge Winner and is in development on multiple narrative projects.

She is a proud member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and the Asian American Documentary Network. To get in touch, please email

(Photo by Wenting Deng Fisher)

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