ANIMA is a short documentary film created with the goal of decreasing violence against animals by raising awareness of what different faiths teach about compassion, animals, and the environment.
The movie features leaders across religious and cultural backgrounds including: Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, the Baha'i, and members of First Nations/Native American communities.
Jennifer Jessum is an award-winning director, choreographer, writer, cinematographer, and producer.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree, in Film Production, from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts degree, in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work spans across numerous genres including narrative, documentary, commercials, dance-for-the-camera, music videos, live events, and theater. She just wrapped production on "Power Rangers Kids Force" - a series she directed for the Power Rangers Franchise.
Her two award-winning feature documentaries, "HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE", narrated by Martin Sheen, and "Finding God in the City of Angels", have both received critical acclaim. Her short narrative dance film, "Red Earth Calling", won numerous awards at the Maui Film Festival, the Moondance International Film Festival, the Toronto Independent Film Festival, The Eugene International Film Festival, The Utah Screen Dance Festival, and an Accolade. "ANIMA", a short film and documentary series she was commissioned to create, is currently on the film festival circuit and her latest film "Sacred Hoop" is currently in post-production. www.flyinglimbs.com
In addition to her creative work, Jennifer is the founder and director of The Mitakuye Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering Native youth through arts education and opportunities. www.mitakuyefoundation.com
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