Social & Political Sciences

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Jamie Meltzer

Associate Professor
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford University
United States of America

Jamie Meltzer


Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. True Conviction(2017), a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a MacArthur grant, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will air on PBS' Independent Lens in 2018. Informant (2012), about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant, was released in theaters in the US and Canada by Music Box Films and KinoSmith. Previous films include: Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), about the shadowy world of song-poems, Welcome to Nollywood (PBS Broadcast, 2007), an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry, and La Caminata (2009), a short film about a small town in Mexico that runs a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction. He teaches and is the program director of the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film at Stanford University.

Research Interest

Experimental Media Art, Film/Cinema, Sound Art, Video Art, Visual Culture

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