Jim Becket Director

Jim Becket  brings a varied career to his film making: ski racer, developmental economist, human rights lawyer, international civil servant, journalist and author. He wrote the first Amnesty International Report on Torture and, as Director of Public Information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, made several films about refugee problems around the world, which he followed with other documentary and educational films, notably on health issues as well as the environment. He has also directed feature films, television movies and continues to write scripts and direct movies. His awards include festival Best Film Awards, two Humanitas Awards, and a George Foster Peabody Award. Jim is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.