Te Shima Brennen (they/them) is a visual storyteller and journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work focuses on covering race, gender, and sexuality. As an emerging documentary filmmaker, they aim to tell nuanced stories about BIPOC, queer and trans people as they navigate institutions and systems not built to support them.
Te Shima became a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford in 2022 and was a finalist for the NewFest New Voices Filmmaker Grant.
Te Shima completed their Master’s of Science in Journalism, with a documentary specialization, at the Columbia Journalism School. Their work was featured in numerous festivals both domestically and abroad, including NewFest, the Pan African Film Festival, and the Inside Out Film Festival.