Visiting Associate Professor
Nancy Tong has been producing documentaries for 30 years. She began her career as a news reporter in Hong Kong with HK-TVB. In 1981, she moved to New York City where she has worked as an independent film producer.
Among her dozens of documentary projects are Who Killed Vincent Chin, which was nominated in 1989 for an Academy Award; In the Name of the Emperor, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1995; and Cancer: From Evolution to Revolution, which won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2000. Her most recent project, Trailblazers in Habits, has raised more than US$500,000 for the Maryknoll Sisters at benefit screenings in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Between 1999 and 2007, Tong taught documentary production at The School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. She joined the JMSC in 2008 as a Visiting Associate Professor. In 2007 and 2008, she traveled to Iran, Indonesia and Pakistan, where she trained Muslim women to make micro-documentaries on their communities.