David Zlutnick is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and video producer based in San Francisco. His short and feature documentaries typically highlight voices from underrepresented or marginalized communities and have received praise for their coverage of important and dynamic, yet often-overlooked stories. David’s films have covered a wide-range of themes and a diverse geographic landscape from post-Katrina New Orleans to the refugee camps of the Palestinian West Bank, from Apache territory in Arizona to rural villages in Malawi. His work is regularly featured in a variety of media outlets that have included The Guardian, Al Jazeera, NBC News, MSNBC, The New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, Time, The Nation, The Intercept, among many others.
Chicken Farming Is the 21st Century’s Sharecropping
Vertically integrated poultry companies that own most of the supply chain trap small farmers into debt — until they lose everything.
Homeless LA Residents Face Heat, Wildfires, and Covid-19
Residents without housing in Los Angeles now also have to contend with Covid-19, record heat, and smoke-filled air from wildfires.
In Iowa, Politicians Protect the Meat Industry by Making Animal Rights Activists Criminals
Our short documentary tells the story of one undercover investigator whose footage of a pig factory farm is at the center of Iowa’s ag-gag backlash.
Climate CrimesA New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California’s Forests
In Humboldt County, California, activists prevent logging companies from felling trees by using their own bodies as blockades.