Mike Shum

Filmmaker

Mike Shum (b. Denver, CO, 1985) is a filmmaker who explores the ways in which we perceive and define home within contexts of historical and cultural struggle. Growing up a son of Hong Kong immigrants, Shum seeks to relate his own struggle through his body of work.

Shum started collaborating with PBS Frontline serving as director of photography for the Wall Street Journal and PBS Frontline co-production, Predator on the Reservation — a documentary about a doctor who preyed on children for over twenty years within the Indian Health Services. He was the writer, producer, director of American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil, which follows voters across the country from the beginning of the pandemic to the 2020 election. And most recently, he is making his first-time feature debut, Police on Trial — a documentary about the Minneapolis police department in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

Police on Trial
FRONTLINE and the Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
1h 24m
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Police on Trial
FRONTLINE and Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
54m
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American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil
FRONTLINE presents a post-election special on the lives, fears and hopes of Americans in the chaotic months leading up to the historic presidential contest.
November 17, 2020