Film / Animation / Video

Faculty

Jessica Jennings

Jessica Jennings is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer, director, cinematographer and editor based in Rhode Island. Jessica's work in documentary, commercial and feature films has been broadcast and shown at film festivals around the country and internationally. Her company VisionWink Productions most recently produced Home Across Lands, an exploration of how a small group of newly resettled Kunaman refugees find support and reestablish community in a small New England state, and Boy in the World, a documentary about the inclusion of a boy with developmental disabilities in a regular education classroom and in his community. Jessica received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from the University of Chicago. Current work includes directing and producing a film examining efforts to improve public education in Rhode Island from the perspectives of its myriad stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, community groups, educational and political leaders, and reformers.

Academic research/ areas of interest

Civic discourse and dialogue