Jim Whitney is a graduate of the USC Film School and worked as
an award-winning editor in Los Angeles on major television shows;
his awards include a FOCUS Award for excellence in documentary
editing and an Emmy-nomination.
In the last five years he has travelled all over the world, from the Amazon to Africa and the Arctic, as a producer and cinematographer on numerous documentaries focusing on environmental issues, musical communities and indigenous cultures.
He is currently completing Bridgewalkers, a film documenting the rise of the indigenous voice. In addition, he recently served as cinematographer on the film, Madaraka & Jaffar, which followed a peace climb up Mount Kilimanjaro with the sons of Idi Amin and Julius Nyerere.