Hamm, Jim

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Hamm, Jim

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Jim Hamm was born in Abbotsford, BC, in 1949 . He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history from Simon Fraser University in 1975 . Later, he received a Teaching Certificate (1977) and classes in Film Studies (1981-1983) from Simon Fraser University. He has been writing, producing and directing documentaries since 1983.

His documentaries have included :
Radical Attitudes : The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal (2004)
The Spirit Wrestlers (2002)
Turning Down the Heat: The New Energy Revolution (1999)
Between The Rock and A Hard Place (1996)
The Air We Breathe (1995)
Smile and Dial (1986)
Generic Desire (1983)

Over the years Jim Hamm has production managed the feature films: Terminal City Ricochet, Shelly, and Regeneration . He line-produced the docu-dramas, A Chance For Change, about aids awareness in native communities and The Sentencing Dilemma, an examination of the sentencing issues the courts face when prosecuting assault cases. He also production managed the documentary, Gurdwara – House of the Guru, on the spiritual life of the Sikh community in Vancouver.


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