In San Francisco, a city known for its vibrant gay community, nowhere feels like home anymore to Malia Spanyol, a self-identified dyke who sets out to build a space for the next generation of women and femmes.

Meg Shutzer

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.

Brandon Yadegari Moreno

Brandon is a documentary cinematographer and director based in San Francisco, CA. Through an intimate filmmaking style, he strives to tell deeply reported, character-driven stories that humanize and uplift participants and their communities. Brandon’s work has appeared on FRONTLINE PBS, in The Atlantic, The Guardian, High Country News, KQED, and in film festivals across the country while being recognized by the duPont, Peabody, and Scripps Howard awards. His ongoing projects continue to be supported by IF/Then x Hulu, the Science Communication Lab, and the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources, among others.

Brandon holds a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and is a founding partner at Family Pictures, a full-service production company comprised of journalists and filmmakers who combine original reporting and cinematic vision to craft non-fiction stories.