Dawnland

86/53 min  |  2018  |  Co-Director, DP

A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Dawnland is screening at film festivals internationally and had its broadcast premiere in November, 2018 on PBS Independent Lens. Find more information and a full list of screenings at dawnland.org.

Dawnland is co-directed and photographed by Ben Pender-Cudlip. Supporters include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, LEF Foundation, Points North Film Fellowship, Vison Maker Media, and Britdoc's Good Pitch. 

Awards

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature

BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Audience Award, Best Feature Doc

TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL: Audience Award, Best Feature Doc


Tethys

Feature  |  (pre-production)  |  Director, Producer

Bob Schuler’s opus is a gallery at the bottom of the sea, a collection of art sunk into the ooze and muck. It is an undersea necklace encircling the earth, composed of granite cubes and designed to last at least least 50 million years. Tethys (working title) is an experimental documentary essay about Schuler's quixotic "around the world ocean burial." 

Produced and directed by Ben Pender-Cudlip, Tethys is supported by the LEF Foundation. This film is fiscally sponsored by Documentary Educational Resources and accepts tax-deductible donations. Follow the project on Instagram and Twitter.