J. Christian Jensen is a filmmaker and educator whose storytelling often explores the tensions between political ideology, science, religion, modernization and traditional values. He seeks out intimate, human stories that provide insight into larger social movements and institutions.
Jensen's work has screened broadly, winning over a dozen jury awards. His Academy Award®-nominated film, White Earth (2014), played at over 50 festivals around the world as well as universities such as Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, Duke, and Brown. As a speaker, Jensen has lectured at schools, community groups, and universities and he has also addressed audiences at TEDx. Jensen’s credits as an editor include: the Netflix Original non-fiction series, Last Chance U (2016), about a junior college football team in “middle-of-nowhere” Mississippi attempting to claim the national championship; Out Run (2016), a documentary feature following the world’s first LGBT political party in the Philippines as they campaign for a seat in congress; and True Conviction (2017), about a Dallas detective agency run by a group of exonerated men that now fight to get other innocent men released from prison. Jensen is a graduate of Stanford University’s Documentary Film M.F.A. program and is based in the mountains of Eastern Idaho.