Jason Arthurs talks about Drones.

Jason Arthurs talks about Drones.

About the speaker

Jason Arthurs is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Raleigh, NC. During his five years as a photographer and video producer for newspapers, he was twice named North Carolina Photographer of the Year.

His documentary film directorial debut, “Without a Fight”, is about a soccer league in the largest slum in Kenya that mixes rival tribes in order to ease ethnic tensions. The film had its World Premiere at the 11mm Film Festival in Berlin and its North American Premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2012.

“The Last Barn Dance,” a 32-minute short film co-directed with Ted Richardson, is about a dairy farmer fighting to hold onto his traditional way of life – had it’s World Premiere in 2015 at the American Documentary Film Festival and was awarded the Best Short Film at the Kansas City Film Festival.

His work has also received awards from photojournalism’s most prestigious competitions including the Pictures of the Year International and National Press Photographers “Best of Photojournalism” competition.

Arthurs graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he studied photojournalism and history. He serves as faculty on the University of North Carolina’s Documentary Workshops whose projects have also received international awards for digital storytelling.

Arthurs remains actively involved in editorial journalism and has works on assignment for the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

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