Ayu Logan is a documentary filmmaker who is driven to tell stories about migration, cultural identities and social justice. Having lived and worked in New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and the U.S., she is a mixed-race global citizen who is strongly committed to using media for social awareness, impact and change.
She was a 2020 fellow of the Creative Visions Women Excel Project which teams up emerging female filmmakers with non-profit organizations working for gender justice and equality in Los Angeles. Most recently, she worked with an all-female crew on a feature-length documentary which explores the refugee experience and asylum seeking process. She also assisted in creating and implementing both the Academy Award and impact campaigns for the Tribeca-award winning feature-length documentary, Ferguson Rises, which recently premiered on PBS’ Independent Lens. The film illuminates the stories from within the city of Ferguson, Missouri; including the dreams and desires of its citizens to move beyond the limited and all-too-common narratives of racism and division in the media.