Through an investigation of suicides at a juvenile detention center in rural Louisiana, “8 Days At Ware” exposes the facility’s legacy of abuse and what little has been done to protect children there.
Meg Shutzer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist. Her narrative storytelling seeks to interrogate power structures, particularly within the criminal justice system. Meg’s documentaries have screened on five continents and won numerous awards at film festivals. Her recent investigation into a juvenile detention center was published in The NYTimes and released on PBS this April. Meg has a BA from Harvard and a Master’s in Journalism from UC Berkeley, where her work was recognized with the Reva and David Logan Prize in investigative journalism. When Meg isn’t chasing down a story, you can find her teaching journalism at San Quentin State Prison or coaching at 17 Reasons Athletic Club in SF.
Rachel Lauren Mueller
Rachel Lauren Mueller (she/her) is a Minneapolis-based, queer documentary director and cinematographer from a tiny town in the Colorado mountains. With her background in investigative journalism, she creates films that interrogate power structures, while embracing expansive imagination through magical realism. She is currently a reporter with the Investigative Reporting Project and is working on her first feature documentary about a rural community in Minnesota that is struggling to oust their new white supremacist pagan neighbors. Rachel has a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley with a focus in documentary filmmaking.