Jiayan "Jenny" Shi

Reporter, The Real Chi

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, an award-winning documentary production company in Chicago. She’s also a Diverse Voices in Docs fellow with Kartemquin Films and a fellow of 2018 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival.

RELATED IN-DEPTH FEATURES