Shasha Li
Shasha li

Shasha didn’t grow up with cinema, but she wouldn't trade anything for her childhood days spent in the mountains of her hometown of Lijiang, China, which had few modern amenities and distractions at the time.

Her first job as a public accountant with a Big Four firm in New York City soon led to misery and soul-searching. Having watched several classic films by then and spotting young filmmakers around Washington Square Park in passing inspired her to pursue filmmaking.

Her first documentary feature, HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY, blends personal narrative, multi-cultural commentary, and feminine aesthetic in an ode to nature and home. It premiered at DOC NYC in 2023.

Shasha studied film at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.