Documentary Filmmaker and Founder 3 Generations.org
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.