Arya Surowidjojo
Arya Surowidjojo

Arya Surowidjojo


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.

Latest Stories


Oregon’s wildfires from space and on the ground

On Sept. 10, 2020, OPB video teams were deployed across the length of Oregon to document the Santiam (also known as the Beachie Creek Fire), Almeda and Two Four Two wildfires. They encountered over 300 miles of near-unbroken hazardous smoke, pockets of total destruction and the human impact of an unprecedented fire crisis.

Dustin Hawks, left, and Nicolas Atanacio manipulate a 3D scan of a horn bowl in the cultural interpretation room at Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center in Grand Ronde, Ore., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have scanned, studied and injected new life into artifacts that previously spent more than a century stored in London before temporarily returning home last year.

Life outside the bentwood box

Grand Ronde tribal artifacts spent more than a century stored out of sight in London. They’ve taken on new life since returning home a year ago.