Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 35 countries and regions for her films and photography. 

Stonewall 50: Where next for LGBTQ+ lives? (2019)

Co-directed for Thomson Reuters Foundation


The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by the LGBT+ community that began on June 28, 1969 in the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village. This was a turning point in the gay liberation movement and is often seen as the start of the modern fight for LGBT+ rights and freedoms in the United States. 50 years on, for many around the world this remains a dream. Filmed in Honduras, Zanzibar, Taiwan and England, the documentary provides unique access to the poignant personal stories of those facing challenges due to their sexuality or gender identity.