Quyên Nguyen-Le

Quyên Nguyen-Le is a Vietnamese-American filmmaker born and raised in Southern California, whose work explores the intersections of queerness, memory, and cultural identity. Quyên's films have been shown in film festivals, universities, art galleries, and community spaces & fundraisers in across the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., and Vietnam. After a brief time at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Quyên instead completed degrees in Comparative Literature and Philosophy/Politics/Law at USC; then moved to Santiago de Chile to study Spanish with an emphasis in politics. As a student, they participated in the Emma L. Bowen Foundation's three year fellowship at Focus Features/ NBCUniversal and directed a film for the feature anthology The Labyrinth. Following the completion of their first feature documentary, Queer Vietnameseness, which follows the lives of three queer 2nd generation Vietnamese American womxn, Quyên wrote and directed Nước (Water/Homeland) with the support of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival's Armed-With-A-Camera fellowship. Quyên is currently serving as the Project Director for Project Fôtô at the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) in Orange County and participating in the National Minority Consortia's Documentary Fellowship with the Center for Asian American Media.