2/20: Using Your Fear of the Unknown: Stratton Series with Mike Shum ’07, International Documentary Film-Maker

Meet international documentary film-maker Mike Shum ’07 for his talk, “Using Your Fear of the Unknown”

When: February 20, 12:15pm
 Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall
RSVP? Yes! RSVP on Handshake.

Mike Shum is a Chinese-American filmmaker and journalist who specializes in documentary directing and cinematography.

According to Mike, “Graduating from college is scary, but that’s okay – because you can use that fear as a tool for things to come. My experiences have ranged from embedding in rebel insurgencies in Libya and Congo (DRC) to producing an award-winning feature documentary film, all because I embraced fear, rather than avoiding it.”

This is your opportunity to talk with Mike about shaping your own individual path after CC, learn more about his world-wide work in documentary film-making, social justice, and more!

About Mike:

Mike Shum is a Chinese-American filmmaker who specializes in documentary directing and cinematography. He graduated from Colorado College in 2007 with a major in Sociology and minors in African Studies and Film Studies.

Mike now blends his academic background into a career as a documentary filmmaker and video journalist. He is the director of photography and producer for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Winner, Hondros – a documentary about the life and work of famed photojournalist, Chris Hondros. He was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy for his work with The New York Times in Iraq and has since collaborated on films with Al Jazeera Witness, PBS Frontline, Time Magazine and National Geographic. He currently works and resides in Denver, CO.


Leave a Reply