Jane Wells

Documentary Filmmaker and Founder 3

Jane Wells is an Emmy-award-nominated documentary filmmaker and activist. She is the founder of 3 Generations, a not-for-profit organization that uses film to share stories of survivors of human rights abuses from around the world. Jane’s 2014 feature length directorial debut, TRICKED, exposed the realities of the U.S. sex trade. The film follows pimps, johns, girls, parents and law enforcement agents fighting trafficking, providing unprecedented access into their worlds and creating a comprehensive portrait of the American sex industry today. Since its theatrical release, TRICKED has been available on Netflix for on-demand viewing in the United States and internationally and has been translated into 13 languages. Jane is best known for producing The Devil Came on Horseback, the landmark documentary about the ongoing genocide in Darfur, which premiered at Sundance in 2007. The film won the Seeds of War Award and the Working Film Award (Full Frame Documentary Film Festival), the Witness Award (Silverdocs Film Festival), the Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award (Seattle International Film Festival) and the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award (Nantucket Film Festival). Jane is the executive producer of Right There (2012) and has produced and directed over 40 short films for 3 Generations, including I'm a Victim, Not a Criminal (2010) and the award-winning shorts Lost Hope (2012) and Native Silence (2013). Her recent films include the award-winning short A System of Justice( 2016) about death row exoneree Glenn Ford and Three (2014) about Syrian refugees in Jordan.