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Jamie Meltzer

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


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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