Spencer Wolff

filmmaker

Paris, FR

About

Spencer Wolff is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Paris, France. His work focuses primarily on diaspora, migration and racial justice and has previously appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times and Time, among others.

His first novel, The Fire in His Wake (McSweeney’s 2020) is based on his experiences working at the UN Refugee Bureau (UNHCR) in Rabat, Morocco in 2009. 

He is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award for his work at The New York Times, and his feature-length documentary, STOP premiered at DOC NYC and was awarded a Silver Gavel by the American Bar Association, honoring work in media and the arts that helps foster the American public's understanding of law and society.