Director: Elivia Shaw
United States, 2018, 16 min
WINNER: Spirit Award
Crew:Producer: Elivia Shaw
Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.
About the director
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Elivia is driven by filmmaking that uses intimacy and personal narrative to question our larger social systems and cultural identities. Her work has screened at festivals including DOC NYC and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and has been shortlisted for the student BAFTA awards.
At New York University, her coursework focused on visual arts as a lens for understanding identity in the post-colonial Middle East. After graduating with her B.A., she she worked on television series and feature documentaries for Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO and PBS.
She holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University.