Jiayan "Jenny" Shi is a documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about stories that find shared humanity and compassion. Her debut documentary Finding Yingying (MTV Documentary Films) has won numerous awards including the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy award. Jenny's work has appeared on Paramount +, MTV, BBC News, PBS NewsHour, and Insider, among others. Jenny is a Diverse Voices In Docs fellow at Kartemquin Films, a Women at Sundance Adobe fellow, a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, and a DOC NYC "40 Under 40" filmmaker. Jenny is the programming director of the Chicago chapter of the Video Consortium where she curates films and organizes community events for non-fiction storytellers.
When a respected Chinese American scientist comes under scrutiny by the FBI for national security concerns, he suffers irreversible personal and societal consequences.