Leslie Tai


Leslie Tai is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work chronicles the dreams, anxieties, and consumer desire of China's rising middle class, from a distinctly female perspective. Tai is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to China and Creative Capital Award. From 2006-2011, she was a member of the Chinese Independent Documentary Film Movement in Beijing and Guangzhou, China.

She is currently in post-production on her feature film debut, a kaleidoscopic voyage into the shadow economy of Chinese birth tourism in Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles, entitled "How to Have an American Baby." Her work has screened worldwide at venues such as Tribeca Film Festival, MoMA's Doc Fortnight, IDFA, Visions du Réel and broadcast online at The New York Times Op-Docs. Tai holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University.