Jamie A. Lee (Producer/Director/Editor) is an award-winning independent filmmaker who runs Visionaries Filmworks, a production company dedicated to social justice media. She specializes in outreach, fundraising, and educational videos produced for and with non profits throughout the U.S. She is also a Producing Member and former Co-Executive Director of Pan Left Productions, a social justice filmmaking collective in Tucson, Arizona.
"aguamiel: secrets of the agave" is Lee's fourth documentary feature currently in post-production. Lee screened clips of this collaborative film project and presented with her co-director at the 2008 Women's World Congress in Madrid, Spain and the National Communications Association Annual Convention in San Diego. Visit aguamiel-documentary.com to learn more.
Lee's latest film, "Green Green Water" (2006), about the Cree Nations in northern Manitoba who are organizing to critically re-consider the construction of large-scale hydroelectric dams premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival (Toronto), the American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco), and the Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival (Toronto). The film is currently being considered for distribution through Native American Public Television and the National Film Board of Canada. The film project's video blog was a featured podcast in 2005 on Apple iTunes and has been featured in WIRED Magazine for our innovative use of Video Blogging for networking and fundraising.
Lee's first film, "Treading Water: a documentary" (2001) was awarded Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary by an Emerging Filmmaker at the 2002 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival and has broadcast on PBS affiliates throughout the Midwest.
Lee's second film, "THIS obedience" (2003), was awarded the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2003 Central Standard Film Festival and is currently being distributed through American Public Television and the National Film Network.
Lee is currently teaching documentary film at City High School in downtown Tucson and facilitating Grrrls Literary/Media Activism Workshops through Kore Press.