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J. Christian Jensen

J. Christian Jensen

Visiting & Adjunct Faculty
Lecturer, Winter & Spring 2015
Documentary Film and Video
MFA in Documentary in Film and Video, Stanford University, 2013


J. Christian Jensen began his career in non-fiction television – working with National Geographic, PBS FRONTLINE, and on regional PBS programs. Having lived in both Brazil and China, Christian is particularly interested in films about newly industrialized nations. His directing debut, "Sou da Bahia [I’m from Bahia]", about art and Afro-Brazilian identity, premiered in 2009 throughout the U.S. and Latin America. His most recent short films explore existential themes and the tensions between science, religion, modernization, and traditional values.



University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Graduate Student Fellowship, 2013
Carole Fielding Student Grant, 2013
Telluride Student Symposium Fellowship, 2013
Carmen Christensen Fellowship, 2012-13
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Graduate Student Fellow, 2012


Jun 2013
Jun 2012
Dec 2011

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