Documentary Editing


A documentary about the history of the once-rich film culture of Senegal, how this suddenly collapsed, and how some people are not prepared to leave it at that.
(2017, 34 min.)

Produced & Directed by Amadou Fofana & Josh Gibson
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp


International Film Festival of Rotterdam

The Rise and Fall of Liberty

When developers in Durham, NC, demolish an iconic tobacco auction house in the name of revitalization, they not only displace a community of artists, they also threaten the soul of the community. “The Rise and Fall of Liberty” examines the ebb and flow of Liberty Warehouse’s 80-year lifespan, draws parallels with the evolution of downtown Durham, and reveals the often touching, interdependent relationship between the two. It also raises key questions about the tension between the drive for progress and the character of the city.
(2016, 52 min.)

Produced & Directed by Carol Thomson
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp

Best Documentary, Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, NC

Carrboro Film Festival, Carrboro, NC
Duke Homestead State Historic Site, Durham, NC
Indigo Moon Film Festival, Fayetteville, NC
Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, NC
Preservation Durham Fundraiser, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC
Real to Reel Film Festival, Kings Mountain, NC


In a search for answers, nine families struggling with undiagnosed genetic conditions have their DNA sequenced. These are their stories, as of 2016.
(2016, 66 min.)

Directed & Produced by Wil Weldon
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp
Music written and recorded by
Gabriel Pelli and Mark Simonsen.

Rainy Season

Impressionistic and lyrical, Rainy Season bears witness to civilian voices still affected by the bombs from America’s decade-long bombing campaign in Vietnam.
(2013, 20:00)

Produced & Directed by Joan King Widdifield
Edited by
Jim Haverkamp

Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, MA
Human Spirit Award, The World's Independent Film Festival, San Jose, CA

Dancing with the Goddess

This ethnographic film focuses on the religious performative traditions of Goddess worship in Gujarat, India with particular attention to the dances performed during the religious festival Navaratri.
(2011, 72:00)

Produced & Directed by Purnima Shah
Director of Photography: Josh Gibson
Edited by Jim Haverkamp

Monster Road

A documentary feature exploring the wildly fantastic worlds of legendary clay animator Bruce Bickford. Tracing the origins of Bickford’s iconoclastic worldview, the film journeys back to his childhood in a competitive household during the paranoia of the Cold War, and examines Bickford's relationship with his ailing father, George.
(2004, 80 min.)

Photographed & Directed by Brett Ingram
Produced & Edited by Jim Haverkamp & Brett Ingram

Awards (partial list)
Best Documentary, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Best Documentary, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Boston, MA
Best Documentary, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Best Documentary, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN
Best Documentary, Red Bank Independent Film Festival, Red Bank, NJ

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