J. Christian Jensen

  • 2015 — Special Guest, Filmmaker
J. Christian Jensen entered the media profession as a journalist and later became a documentary filmmaker. Early in his career, he worked on a variety of nonfiction productions for National Geographic Film & Television and PBS “Frontline.” He also worked on a film at a remote leprosy colony on Kalaupapa, Hawaii. While studying media arts as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Jensen wrote and directed a broadcast-length documentary called Sou da Bahia about art and Afro-Brazilian identity in northeastern Brazil. He co-curated a multiple medium art exhibit by the same name to accompany the film’s premier throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Having lived and/or worked in Brazil, China and India, Jensen is interested in films that explore stories in newly industrialized nations. He shot and directed several documentary shorts at Stanford University while completing a master’s  of fine arts in documentary film and video.

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