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LONNY SHAVELSON

Filmmaker


This is a renovation of the original Photowords web site.
It is a work in progress, slowly evolving to update all stories and information.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.


Scroll down to see a variety of stories, or click a button to jump to a specific film or video series


Feature Documentary
Link to the Three to Infinity Film Site



Short Documentaries for
the Center for Investigative Reporting


Dying in Prison



Veterans’ Disability — Delayed



Cops and Jobbers


San Francisco Anti-Gang Squad provides
job training for gang members


A Tale of Two Munis


Filmed with Jan Sturmann


Mac Dre Redux — Next Generation Thizz
Vallejo, California



Larkspur: Bad Road Trip




SF Portals

A video series by Lonny Shavelson and Jan Sturmann


Real Life Superheroes


Zoot Suit


From Fruit Flies to Air Drumming


Locker Dreams


Desire for Words


My Brother’s Keeper

filmed with Jan Sturmann


The Rabbi, the Rebbetzen, and the Bay


Colossal Wonder


Christian Jews


Michael Rios and ┬┐Gentrification?


The Rosetta Project

Altered Barbie




The New American Story Project

Stories of the Central American Refugee Crisis

Abridged summary of filmed stories



Winnemem Wintu Tribe Sues Government over Shasta Dam

April 19, 2009. Camp Pollock, along the Sacramento River.