Christian believes that storytelling can be a powerful force to bridge gaps between opposing beliefs and ideas. His recent work has screened throughout the world – winning over a dozen jury awards. His film White Earth, completed at Stanford University, received a 2015 Academy Award® Nomination and played at over 50 festivals around the world as well as universities such as Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, Duke, and Brown. As a speaker, Jensen has lectured at schools, community groups, and universities and he has also addressed audiences at TEDx.
Christian began working in media over ten years ago as a journalist – a passion that evolved into work as a documentary filmmaker. He spent several years working on fiction and non-fiction productions including ones for National Geographic Film & Television, PBS FRONTLINE and American Experience. Having lived or worked in Brazil, China, and India, Christian is also interested in films that explore areas of rapid modernization and economic expansion. He’s a graduate of Stanford University’s Documentary Film program and currently resides in the Chicago area teaching within Northwestern's MFA in Documentary Media program.