Center for Investigative Reporting Studios

CIR Studios combines hard hitting investigative reporting with compelling cinematic storytelling to produce a range of documentary feature films and series, news reports and animations. We partner with talented filmmakers and creative teams to bring narrative life to some of the most pressing stories of our time for the world’s largest platforms.



Journalist Rae de Leon uncovers a shocking nationwide pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with a crime.

The Grab

Reporter Nate Halverson uncovers the money, influence, and alarming rationale behind covert efforts to control the most vital resource on the planet.

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Latest News

• Our latest documentary, “Victim/Suspect,” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Tickets to the online screening are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Reporter Nate Halverson will be in Norway to screen The Grab documentary at the Tromso International Film Festival in the arctic circle (Jan 16-23)

• Just announced: The Grab documentary will have its Montana premiere at the Big Sky Film Festival (Feb 18-27)

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