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For more than 15 years, award-winning filmmaker James Barrat has created dozens of documentary films for broadcasters including the National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, public television affiliates in the United States and Europe, and others. He is the director, producer and writer for the National Geographic Television and Film production for the National Geographic Channel's The Gospel of Judas, premiering Sunday, April 9, 2006.

Barrat scripted episodes of National Geographic Television and Film's award-winning Explorer series, and went on to produce many one-hour and half-hour films for the National Geographic Channel's Treasure Seekers, Out There, Snake Wranglers and Taboo series. His high-rating film Lost Treasures of Afghanistan, created for the acclaimed series of National Geographic Specials, aired to stellar ratings in the spring of 2005 on PBS.

Barrat has also worked as executive producer for the Travel Channel, and senior writer and producer for TLC's historical film series Great Castles of Europe and Great Palaces of the World. Barrat wrote and directed Intrigue in Istanbul, a one-hour special for the Discovery Channel. For UNESCO's World Heritage Site series he wrote and directed films about the Peking Man Site, The Great Wall, Beijing's Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City.