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

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

• “The Grab” and “Victim/Suspect” will both screen at the CPH:DOX film festival in Denmark from March 15-26. Reporter/producer Rachel de Leon and director Nancy Schwartzman will lead a panel discussion at the international premiere of “Victim/Suspect.”

• “The Grab” won best investigative documentary at the 2023 Sedona International Film Festival.

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