James Longley (filmmaker)

James Longley (filmmaker)

James Bertrand Longley is the maker of the documentary, "Gaza Strip", released in 2002. His production, "Iraq in Fragments", presents a view of Iraq and Iraqis during the first two years of Iraq war. It was awarded three jury awards at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature, but lost to "An Inconvenient Truth". His short film "Sari's Mother" premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and has been nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short.

He is the founder of Daylight Factory, a production company committed to creating documentary films about international subjects with international appeal.

Longley is an active contributor to The D-Word, a worldwide online community of documentary filmmakers. He graduated from Wesleyan University.

Longley's middle name is a tribute to philosopher Bertrand Russell.

External links

* [http://www.daylightfactory.com/ Daylight Factory website]
* [http://www.iraqinfragments.com/ Iraq In Fragments website]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1228118/ James Longley] on the Internet Movie Database

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