As a public television producer and executive producer for 15 years, Katieʼs documentaries and documentary series gathered numerous awards and aired worldwide. For a decade she oversaw film and video projects at IslandWood, a unique 250-acre outdoor learning center designed to provide exceptional learning experiences for 4th and 5th grade students. There she produced education projects for National Geographic and the National Science Foundation. Her cultural history documentaries featuring Pacific Coast First Peoples have been featured at national museums and are in the collections of over 250 international university and college libraries. In 2013 Katie returned to public television to lead Seattle’s involvement in QUEST: a multi-media, multi-station collaborative for sustainability science education funded by the National Science Foundation, and to establish a new Science/Environment production unit at KCTS 9. She has taught video production for college students, adults, and teens at George Washington University, the University of Washington, the Seattle Art Institute, 911 Media Arts, IslandWood, and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. B.A. Harvard-Radcliffe College, Cum Laude in English Literature. M.A. Fielding Graduate University, Psychology (Media)
Films by Katie Jennings
The Red Pines, a short film for university and K-12 classrooms, explores the Japanese American community on Puget Sound's Bainbridge Island. It shows the cultural forces that enabled many of its members to return and rebuild their lives after exile and incarceration by their own government during World War II.
Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world for anyone who wanted to learn. A passionate student of traditional culture, Bruce became the bearer of the language, oral history, art, and spirituality of the tuwaduq (Twana) and Southern Coast Salish peoples. This gentle and generous film documents his race against time and ailing health to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen.