Stephen Maing is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His feature documentary High Tech, Low Life chronicled the story of two of China’s first dissident citizen-journalists fighting state-monitored censorship and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ award-winning series POV. His short film, The Surrender, produced with Academy Award winner Laura Poitras, documented State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim’s harsh prosecution under the Espionage Act. It received a 2016 World Press Photo Award for Best Long Form Documentary and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and recipient of the International Documentary Association’s inaugural Enterprise Investigative Journalism grant as well as a 2016 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow. His most recent feature Crime + Punishment, which received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was filmed over four years. It follows a group of minority whistleblower cops known as the NYPD12, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. Maing has directed films for The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Nation, PBS, The Intercept and Field of Vision. He is co-directing the forthcoming documentary The Great Experiment and teaches a summer course in documentary cinematography at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.