Intimate documentary storytelling
bridging differences in culture
“No one appears as a stereotype. It gives a remarkably
candid view.” New York Times
“A seminal opus for bridge-building between fundamentalists and liberals.” Booklist
“The most penetrating and informative material I have ever seen on African Christianity.” Terence Ranger, Oxford
“With scrupulous power it gets us close to these people.”
Los Angeles Times
“A deeply sensitive and finely crafted film.”
Harvey Cox, Harvard
“An important contribution to one of the greatest problems facing the world today.” Karen Armstrong
“Captures vividly the demands and vicissitudes of leadership.”
Ronald Heifetz, Harvard
“Striking, powerful and clarifying . . .” Andrew Walls
JAMES AULT PRODUCTIONS
P.O. Box 493
Northampton, Massachusetts 01061 USA
We create award-winning documentaries (and writing) that bring audiences effectively into different worlds through intimate, dramatically compelling stories carefully chosen to reveal those worlds. Our work is guided by informed understandings of diverse worlds, and our stories gained through trust with subjects based on such understandings. Our documentary work has proven to have long-term educational uses, which now can only be amplified and enriched in our “YouTube Age,” where the delivery of moving picture online is transforming media of all kinds.
Depending on budget, we draw on leading documentary cinematographers, sound recordists, and editors, carefully matched with the subject at hand. Or, for less expensive productions, we make use of the cost-effective production techniques modern digital video affords. We are keen to help make a difference in the world through the educational and communicative powers that the online delivery of documentary video now makes possible.
News & Events
PERSONAL APPEAL FROM MACHANIC MANYERUKE — ZIMBABWE’S GOSPEL MUSIC LEGEND !
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN ending MAY 7th for our DOCUMENTARY FILM:
A moving documentary about Zimbabwe’s gospel music legend who has a powerful story to tell!
OUR AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY RISING DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES IN USE AROUND THE WORLD!!
African Christianity Rising
Stories from Ghana (77:00)
Stories from Zimbabwe (73:30)
Public Performance Rights Editions
2 films on 2 DVDs
Edition 4 DVD set
(Includes 23 Educational
Extras running over 3 hours)
“The most penetrating and informative material I have ever seen on African Christianity, bringing out its vitality and variety without ever sensationalizing or exoticising.”
Terence Ranger, Professor of African History, Oxford
“Very inspiring . . . and terribly informative!”
Samuel Kobia, Kenyan former head of the World Council of Churches
“Striking, powerful and clarifying. These films pack more information and present it more tellingly than would vast areas of print.” Andrew Walls, Founder, Centre for the Study of World Christianity, Univ. of Edinburgh, & of The Journal of Religion in Africa
“Teaching how Africa’s world religions intersect with indigenous belief systems pose daunting pedagogical challenges, especially in the West. Ault’s impressive documentaries effectively challenge the sensationalism notoriously persistent even among intelligent lay learners . . . and are essential teaching tools in African studies.”
Olufemi Vaughan, Professor Africana Studies, Bowdoin College