James’ nonfiction films have been screened internationally at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Cinema du Reel, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, National Gallery and Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. He was Executive Producer of Class of ’27, which aired on America ReFramed and was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 2018. His feature-length nonfiction film Scenes from a Parish was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2009. James received a duPont-Columbia University Award for his work as producer on the PBS series Unnatural Causes, and he has been awarded grants from Sundance Documentary Fund, Latino Public Broadcasting and Southern Humanities Media Fund. Editorial credits include many films for PBS, BBC, Channel Four (UK), Discovery Channel and Showtime.