J.P. Dobrin is a documentary filmmaker and visual journalist based in Oakland, California. His work has been commissioned by the New York Times, PBS Frontline, KQED and the Washington Post. His most recent documentary Irse - Leaving Venezuela (2019, 26 min.) is about the Venezuelan exodus as told through the stories of two pregnant women. The global broadcast premiered in June 2020 on Al Jazeera.
He became passionate about visual journalism while completing his BFA in photography at the Academy of Art San Francisco. After 10 years of freelancing he went on to learn documentary film at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
He’s right handed in tennis but kicks a soccer ball with his left foot. His chess.com rating is 1700 on a good day.
Film Festival Screenings
United Nations Association Film Festival
Madrid International Film Festival
Miami Independent Film Festival
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
DocLands Film Festival
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Video Consortium NYC, SF
Eddie Adams Class of XXVI
New York Times
Eater / Vox
International Rescue Committee