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Elivia Shaw


Elivia Shaw

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Elivia is an award-winning filmmaker and producer from Washington, DC. She is driven by filmmaking that uses intimacy and personal narrative to question our larger social systems and cultural identities. Through her films, she hopes to create visceral, visual experiences that break barriers between people and enable self-reflection.

Her work has been featured on the Atlantic and PBS, screened at festivals including AFI DOCS, DOC NYC and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and has been shortlisted for the student BAFTA awards. After graduating from New York University, she worked on Emmy and Academy Award winning television series and feature documentaries for Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO and PBS.

Most recently, Elivia was a Co-Producer on Natalia Almada’s latest feature film, USERS, which won the Directing Award for Documentary at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

She is also a recipient of the 2022 ITVS Documentary Development Fellowship through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She is a graduate of Stanford University’s Documentary Film MFA program where she currently teaches film production.

Filmography Featured on Docuvist

The Clinic

16 min

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- Synopsis

Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.