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Jamie Meltzer

Associate Professor Jamie Meltzer

Jamie Meltzer

Associate Professor
Documentary Film and Video
M.F.A., San Francisco State University, 2003


Associate Professor Jamie Meltzer teaches and is the Program Director of the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film. His feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. Huntsville Station, a short documentary film directed with Chris Filippone, was recently featured as a New York Times Op-Docs and premiered at Berlinale and SXSW. The film observes the scene at a bus station - where dozens of inmates just released on parole take in their first moments of freedom before taking the bus home. True Conviction (broadcast on Independent Lens in May 2018), a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a MacArthur grant, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it received a Special Jury Mention in the Best Documentary Feature category. Informant (2012), about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant, was released in theaters in the US and Canada in Fall 2013 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.


Apr 2018
Apr 2012
Feb 2003


June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
April 9, 2013

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space

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