VACD Program of FASS in cooperation with Izvor Foundation is organizing a Visiting lecture and screening of BBC documentary filmmaker
Seeking Truth: Documentary Filmmaking and social impact
Dr. Iwan Russell – Jones, BBC documentary producer and professor at Regent College, Vancouver
Iwan Russell-Jones is an award-winning filmmaker, theologian, and writer. He joined the faculty at Regent College in 2011 as Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Head of the Christianity and the Arts Program.
Iwan Russell-Jones has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio. He produced documentaries that include The Crucified King (BBC1 2003) and American Prophet (BBC2 2008), which explore the religious dimensions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights movement; and Who Do You Say I Am? (BBC1 2007). In addition, Dr. Russell-Jones has had the privilege of working with Dr. Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Malcolm and Kitty Muggeridge.
For four years, he taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he set up a new department to explore the interaction between faith, media, and contemporary culture.
Date: Wednesday, May 13th at 10:30 am
Place: IUS, VACD lounge (F2-16) Building A