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P.O.B. 493, Northampton, MA, USA

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James Ault is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and scholar. He was educated at Harvard College, the University of London and Brandeis University where he earned a Ph.D. in Sociology, studying with Barrington Moore, Jr., and Egon Bittner. He was introduced to cinéma vérité documentary filmmaking by John Marshall and Michael Camerini, with whom he produced and directed his first film, BORN AGAIN: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church, which won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival, was broadcast as a prime-time special on PBS in 1987, and on Channel 4 in the UK and around the world. His book on that project, SPIRIT & FLESH (Knopf, 2004) was named one of the five best books of the year by the Christian Science Monitor. He has produced, directed and sometimes shot documentaries on a variety of subjects for foundations and nonprofit organizations. He is currently completing a series for broadcast (along with ancillary educational materials) on African Christianity shot largely in Ghana and Zimbabwe and funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. He is now married to Margaret Keyser, a theologian and conflict transformation practitioner from South Africa. They live together with his son, Henry, in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. For more, visit jamesault.com.

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