Arya Surowidjojo is a documentary filmmaker and the Executive Producer of OPB's history documentary series "Oregon Experience.” His body of work focuses on histories, Indigeneity, immigrant experiences and foodways—crafting stories through an inclusive and experiential lens.
Prior to his current role, Arya was the co-creator and showrunner of "Superabundant,” OPB’s award-winning video series exploring food systems of the Pacific Northwest.
He honed his craft at IFA Media in Singapore, where he developed and produced TV documentaries for international networks such as the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel and ARTE France.
Arya got his start freelancing for Vanity Fair. He co-produced a video for the magazine’s 2008 essay on waterboarding, “Believe Me, It's Torture.” The story is credited as the catalyst for former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s investigation of the interrogation practice.
Arya holds a master of fine arts degree from American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C.