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Christopher Jenkins

Christopher Jenkins

Documentary Film and Video

About

Christopher Jenkins is most inspired by his experiences abroad. In 1996 a United Nations program called "Camp Sadako" brought him to Africa where he taught drawing and painting classes in the Kakuma Refugee Camp while helping deaf refugees develop a common sign language. As the 1995 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to Chile, he organized a large-scale mural project with orphaned children while attending the Universidad de Concepcion.

Ego Trip

video

JUNE, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 20:22 MIN.

After Cosmopolitan Magazine selects a student filmmaker to be one of the "50 Most Wanted Men" in the U.S., his PO Box fills with letters from interested readers, which leads him to a cross country journey in which he drops in on several who had written to him.


Skintones

16mm color film

JUNE, 1998
VIDEO DURATION: 8 MIN.

The story of five young people who make their living by painting themselves solid colors and posing as statues in San Francisco's Union Square.


Upside Insight

video

MARCH, 1998
VIDEO DURATION: 6 MIN.

At the San Francisco School of Circus Arts, masters pass on their unusual talents to students who bend, flip and fly towards a greater self-awareness.


Amped

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 3 MIN.

The story of mountain biker Greg Bufalini, an AK or Above Knee amputee living in northern California.