J. Carlos Peinado


J. Carlos Peinado

J. Carlos Peinado is a documentary filmmaker and the chair of the New Media Arts Department at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. In 2004 Peinado was selected for Tribeca All Access Connects, a professional development program for emerging filmmakers and at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, co-presented by NMAI's At the Movies series, he premiered his first feature-length documentary Waterbuster. Peinado has worked as the creative director of Native Peoples Magazine and as the public relations coordinator of the American Indian Community House in New York City. While in New York he also worked as a field producer for WNBC. He has also acted in the TNT television movies Broken Chain and Crazy Horse. Peinado attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He received a BA in filmmaking and cultural anthropology from Dartmouth College, and produced a thesis documentary entitled Harry's House about the Hopi-Navajo land dispute. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Peinado lives in Santa Fe.

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.


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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.