Xiaoli Zhou is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a strong journalism background. As a native Chinese and a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Zhou specializes in international reporting and making documentaries about Asian cultures.
Zhou's work has aired on The Discovery Channel, PBS and Al Jazeera International, among others. Her documentaries have screened at various film festivals around the world. For the past few years, she has been honored by the Foreign Press Association, American Women in Radio and Television, Asian American Journalists Association and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Zhou's recent film THE WOMEN'S KINGDOM received a silver medal in the documentary category of 2006 Student Academy Awards and won the Best Editing Award from San Francisco Women's Film Festival.
Zhou also translated former Vice President Al Gore's global warming presentation, featured in the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, for a Chinese audience.
Zhou started a production company, German Camera Productions LLC, with her husband, Brent E. Huffman. She lives in Ojai, California. (7/07)
The Women’s Kingdom
A film by Xiaoli Zhou, Produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman, 2006, 22 min., Color
Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstrea...