- Country: Canada
- Province/State: Quebec
- City: Montreal
- How do you Identify?: East Asian (She/Her)
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted, Documentary, and Other
- Union: Non-Union
- Interested In: Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, Directing Music Videos/Commercials, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, Other, and For-Hire Work
ASHLEY DA-LÊ DUONG is a filmmaker working in Southeast Asia and North America. Her feature documentary debut, A TIME TO SWIM, won numerous awards, including the Social Change Award at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and the Best First Feature Film at Toronto Reel Asian. It was broadcasted by/distributed on Al Jazeera, Superchannel, the National Film Board of Canada, and other providers worldwide. Some of her short-form projects include RE LEKUAH, the world’s first music video in the Kelabit language, and over 15 short documentaries for the series CANADA’S A DRAG and CBC ARTS: EXHBITIONISTS. She holds a BA in Environment Studies and Cultural Studies from McGill University and is a proud member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and the Documentary Organization of Canada. In recent years, she has focused on ways to document dreams, spirits, and the other immaterial aspects of our world, often borrowing methods from narrative fiction, sensory ethnography, and contemporary dance. Her upcoming projects centre on diasporic Vietnamese narratives.