Paul Jenkins Films
I decided early on to dedicate my documentary work to films that brought important issues in the world to the attention of international audiences. I hope you enjoy this site and may be inspired by it.
I got my first big break as a documentary film director in 1999, when the commissioning editor of Channel 4's 'True Stories' series, Peter Dale, took a risk on me and asked me to make a major film on the Russian army. Called 'Soldat' ('Soldier'), it is the first and only true account of life for Russian conscripts. A series of work around the world followed over the next 20 years, with significant help and guidance from Leslie Woodhead, Fiona Stourton, Nick Fraser and Paul Saadoun. I'm now largely retired from active filmmaking, though I encourage and try to support up and coming filmmakers. I also launch online platforms that align with my life's work and message.
Showing how important issues in the world play out meant that I was drawn inexorably to investigative documentary filmmaking as my principal genre. Thus I found myself operating in Russia and the former USSR, the Balkans, the Middle East and elsewhere. I feel proud of what I achieved, while also humbled by the stories and fates of those I filmed.
The best way to check out my filmography is via my LinkedIn page. In time, I will put clips from the films up on this site.
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