Meg Shutzer

Meg Shutzer


Meg Shutzer (she/her, they/them) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose reporting focuses on gender and sexual violence in the criminal justice system. She has a BA from Harvard and a Master’s from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism where her work was recognized with the Reva and David Logan Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting. Her documentaries have screened on five continents and have won numerous awards at film festivals, including the PBS Reel South Award at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2019. She is part of the inaugural IF/Then Short Film Distribution Fellowship for her forthcoming film 8 Days at Ware. When she isn’t chasing down a story, you can find Meg teaching video journalism classes at San Quentin State Prison or spin classes at the 17th Street Athletic Club.


  • Harvard University, BA in Social Studies

  • Stanford University, MA in International Policy Studies


  • Harvard College Hoopes Prize for undergraduate thesis and Phillipe Wamba Prize for best undergraduate thesis in African Studies

  • Dudley House “After Harvard Award” for commitment to social justice and service


  • Knocking Down the Fences (2019)

  • New Generation Queens: a Zanzibar soccer story (2015)

  • The Politics of Home: Displacement and Resettlement in postcolonial Kenya (2011)
    Article in African Studies examining the humanitarian response to Kenya's 2007-8 election violence


Criminal Justice, History, Immigration, gentrification, international development, race and gender


Audio Journalism, Documentary, Video Journalism