Iwan Russell-Jones has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio. He produced documentaries that include The Crucified King (BBC1 2003) and American Prophet (BBC2 2008), which explore the religious dimensions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights movement; and Who Do You Say I Am? (BBC1 2007), which features poet Michael Symmons Roberts reflecting on the contemporary meaning of the life of Christ. In addition, Dr. Russell-Jones has had the privilege of working with South African activist and Christian cleric, Dr. Desmond Tutu; Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; and leading Christian apologists and authors, Malcolm and Kitty Muggeridge.
For four years, he taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he set up a new department to explore the interaction between faith, media, and contemporary culture.
Areas of expertise
- Theology, Media, & Culture
- Liberation Theology
- Jacques Ellul
- Documentary Filmmaking
- Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr
- INDS 505 - Believing in Documentary: Truthful Witness, Fearless Speech, and the Transforming Imagination