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 Rachel 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 Nathan 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

• Reporter/producer Rachel de Leon received the award for media excellence at the 2023 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Fighting for Change. She also gave a keynote presentation, titled, “She Made a Report of Rape and Ended up in Handcuffs.”

• “The Grab” won the jury award for best documentary at the 2023 Sonoma Film Festival and the audience award for best documentary at the 2023 Salem Film Festival.

• “Victim/Suspect” premiered on Netflix on May 23, 2023.

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