Diedie Weng grew up in Guangdong, Southern China and is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA in documentary production at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Guided by the American ethnographic filmmaker Sarah Elder, Diedie studied creative approaches that enable community members to actively participate in the filmmaking process and have their own voices represented in the stories about them. After a few short documentary projects, Diedie is now finishing her first feature documentary project The Beekeeper and His Son. Apart from documentary production, Diedie has also worked with diverse organizations training community members to make videos for advocacy and personal empowerment in China, US and India.