Jim Becket has had a varied career as journalist, human rights lawyer, development economist, international civil servant, author, and filmmaker.  He was the Director of Public Information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  As a writer he’s produced numerous articles, three books including the first Amnesty International Report on torture.  As a filmmaker he’s written, produced, and directed seven feature and television movies.  He’s also produced more than twenty documentary films.  He’s lived more than two decades abroad, been in some eighty countries, and speaks five languages. He was educated at Williams College, Harvard Law School, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva).  He currently lives in Ojai CA.