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Ben Pender-Cudlip is the co-director and cinematographer of DAWNLAND. He is the director and photographer of over a dozen short documentary films, including the award-winning FIRST LIGHT (2015) with Adam Mazo.

N. Bruce Duthu, J.D., producer of DAWNLAND and FIRST LIGHT. Mr. Duthu, an internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy, is the Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

Adam Mazo is the co-director and a producer of Dawnland and First Light (Camden, 2015). His feature film; Coexist (Africa Movie Academy Award nominee, 2011), aired on public television and WORLD Channel.

Adam Mazo is the co-director and a producer of DAWNLAND and FIRST LIGHT (short doc, Camden, 2015). His hour-long film COEXIST focuses on a government experiment in forced reconciliation after genocide in Rwanda.

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

Heather Rae is an executive producer of DAWNLAND. She has worked as a producer and executive for more than twenty years.

Tracy Rector, M. Ed., impact producer for DAWNLAND and the Upstander Project. She is a mixed race filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media.

 
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