Leighton Akio Woodhouse
Leighton Akio Woodhouse is a journalist and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. His print stories have appeared in The Intercept, Gawker, The New Republic, Newsweek, VICE News, The Nation, and The Awl. He has directed documentary videos for The Intercept, The Nation, KQED, the Fusion Network, and Participant Media. Leighton has a Master’s Degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley.
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.
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.
As San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris’s Office Stopped Cooperating With Victims of Catholic Church Child Abuse
Thanks to Kamala Harris’s predecessor, the San Francisco DA’s office had files on clergy sex abusers. But Harris refused to share them with victims.