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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.