Caroline Suh


Caroline Suh is a Korean–American documentary film director and producer. She is best known for her work on the documentaries WORKING: WHAT WE DO ALL DAY, which she made with President Obama, Frontrunners, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, and Sorry/Not Sorry.

In 2008, Suh made her directing debut with the documentary film, Frontrunners, premiered at South by Southwest. She directed 2 episodes and produced 4 episodes of season 6 of Iconoclasts. In 2016, She directed the documentary short, The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem, about the lack of female directors in Hollywood, premiered on Epix.

Suh adapted the book by Samin Nosrat for a Netflix docu-series, Salt Fat Acid Heat, which she also directed. Most recently she directed the Netflix documentary film, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, about the South Korean girl group Blackpink.

Suh developed and directed the Netflix series WORKING: What We Do All Day, featuring President Obama and produced by his company Higher Ground. NPR’s David Bianculli called it “flawless” and “the best TV documentary about jobs and workers since Edward R. Murrow’s “Harvest Of Shame” on CBS. And that was more than 60 years ago.”

In 2023, Suh directed and produced the documentary Sorry/Not Sorry alongside Cara Mones, revolving around allegations of sexual misconduct made against Louis C.K. and the affect his comeback has on those who’ve come forward. It will have its world premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023.

Participating Sessions

Film Screening: Sorry, Not Sorry

Filmmakers Caroline Suh and Cara Mones re-examine the case of Louis C.K., who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017. They explore his comeback and the unseen effects of this on the women who spoke publicly about his behaviour.