Select Video Projects


Viking Futures

Panama Papers and Pirates in Crisis Iceland

Viking Futures Documentary and Book Project

Viking Futures is a documentary film (in post-production) about the power of storytelling in political and economic crises. This ethnographic portrait, shot by anthropologist, Jen K. Hughes in Iceland and Denmark from 2015-2016, follows young politicians, folklorists, climate change and queer activists, journalists, tourists, expats, pirates and others during the lead up to and aftermath of the 2016 Panama Papers offshore banking scandal. The films shows how stories from the past impact future imaginings and global political possibilities and often have surprising roots. Look for a new trailer and teasers in late Spring 2019.

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MN Opera

Project Opera and Voices of Opera Projects

MN Opera Video Suite (Project Opera and Voices of Opera)

Jen completed a suite of videos for Minnesota Opera in 2017 and 2018 that featured the Project Opera youth training program and Voices of Opera program for older adults. These films highlighted rehearsals, performances and project aims. To contact Jen about contract video production, directing, project management, editing or digital storytelling click “Contact” above.

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Walker Art Center

Moving Image Department Oral History Project

Walker Art Center Moving Image Oral History Project

From 2014-2015, Jen served as the Bentson Curatorial Oral History Coordinator at Walker Art Center where she was project manager, producer, shoot coordinator and archival researcher for Film + Video Department (now Moving Image) Oral History Project. The interviews from the project with former Walker Film + Video curators can be viewed at the Walker Art Center and YouTube and include an interview between Jen and current Walker Moving Image Department curator, Sheryl Mosely.