James Rutenbeck, Director
James Rutenbeck is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His numerous works have been screened internationally at museums and festivals, including Museum of Modern Art, Cinema du Reel, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, National Gallery, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, and Lussas International Film Festival, among others. James’ feature-length film Scenes from a Parish won the Insight Award of Excellence in three categories from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists. He has also received the DuPont Columbia Journalism Award for episodic PBS programming, as well as grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, Latino Public Broadcasting, and the Southern Humanities Media Fund. James produced, directed, and edited two half-hour films for The Raising of America, a California Newsreel project about the social ecology of child development in the U.S. Editing credits include over 50 films for PBS, BBC, Channel Four (UK), Discovery Channel, and Showtime.