Song Chi is a writer, journalist and film director from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She has worked for the Thanh Nien newspaper, Television Film Studio (TFS) and many other film companies and received awards for her films. In the start of 2008 she was put under heavy surveillance, after having written critical articles on various websites and given interviews to overseas media. She got fired from her job at the Television Film Studio and had great difficulties in finding employment. She arrived as ICORN writer-in-residence in Kristiansand City of Refuge in 2009. Since she left Vietnam, she has continued writing for some Vietnamese newspapers in the USA as RFA (Radio Free Asia) in Washington DC, Nguoi-Viet Daily News in California and Tre Magazine in Texas.