Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
Director / Producer
Jiayan “Jenny” Shi is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about social justice issues regarding people of color. When Shi was a video journalist at Medill News Service, she shot, edited and produced video stories and short documentaries about immigration, race, crime, gender and sexuality in Chicago and South Africa. Before Shi came to the U.S., she worked with China Central Television (CCTV) and Shanghai Media Group (SMG), helping produce investigative TV programs and a political TV documentary. Currently, Shi is a digital content editor at Kindling Group, a Chicago nonfiction media studio. She’s also a Diverse Voices in Docs fellow with Kartemquin Films.