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.
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.
“We Have Exhausted All Our Options”: Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike
The expansion of charter schools has been a major contributor to the fiscal crisis in the Oakland Unified School District.