Makepeace Productions

Makepeace Productions Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more than twenty years.

Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more than twenty years. She is currently finishing a documentary about the return of the Wampanoag language, entitled WE STILL LIVE HERE: Âs Nutayuneân. (see http://www.facebook.com/westilllivehere). WE STILL LIVE HERE was funded by the Sundance Documentary Fund, ITVS, the LEF Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and others, and will be broadcast on PBS in 2011. Makepeace also won fellowships in support of the project from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Jessie Littledoe Baird, a Wampanoag linguist whose story is central to the film, recently won a MacArthur “genius” award for her amazing and unprecedented work in bringing back her people’s language, a language that had not been spoken for over a century. Makepeace’s last film, I. M. PEI: Building China Modern, was broadcast on American Masters in March, 2010, to great critical acclaim. the documentary followed the world-renowned architect I. M. Pei for seven years as he designed and built an art museum in his ancestral home of Suzhou, China. Makepeace’s previous feature documentary, RAIN IN A DRY LAND, chronicles the journey and resettlement of two Somali Bantu refugee families from Africa through their first two years in America. RAIN IN A DRY LAND received a limited theatrical release through Emerging Pictures, was nominated for an Emmy, and was broadcast nationally as the lead show on PBS’ P.O.V. series’ 2007 season. For futher information go to http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/wampfilm.html. In 2005, Makepeace completed a short film about the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: CLOSE TO HOME is shown repeatedly in her Val Kill home, now a museum in Hyde Park. In 2003, Makepeace completed Robert Capa in Love and War for the American Masters series. Makepeace won a national prime time Emmy and the Voice for Humanity Award at Telluride MountainFilm for CAPA, among many prizes. The film was broadcast nationally on PBS as well as on the BBC and many many foreign stations (see http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/robert-capa.html for a full list of awards and broadcasts). COMING TO LIGHT, Makepeace’s documentary about Edward S. Curtis, the pre-eminent photographer of Native Americans, was short-listed for an Academy Award in the feature documentary category, premiered at Sundance 2000, and was broadcast on American Masters/PBS in 2001, on Arte in France and Germany, and other foreign stations. COMING TO LIGHT won the O’Connor Award for Best Film from the American Historical Association, an Award of Excellence from the American Anthropological Association, a Gold Hugo from Chicago, Best Documentary at Telluride, and many others. Makepeace also completed a book about Curtis called, Edward S. Curtis, Coming to Light. For more information about COMING TO LIGHT, please go to http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/coming-to-light.html. After years of working in the narrative feature world, Makepeace made her first documentary in 1998. An intimate personal film that explores the world of fertility intervention through the lens of her own experiences, Baby It’s You premiered at Sundance 1998, was the lead show on P.O.V.’s 1998 season, and was broadcast on Channel 4’s True Stories series. Baby It’s You also screened as part of the Whitney Biennial 2000. Information about BABY IT’S YOU can be found at http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/baby-its-you.html. Makepeace also wrote the screenplay for the successful THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD, an American Playhouse Theatrical feature, and the American Experience documentary ISHI, THE LAST YAHI. She wrote, produced and directed the dramatic films NIGHT DRIVING, starring William Sadler, for Showtime Networks, Inc.; WILDEST DREAMS starring William Petersen and Rebecca Jenkins; MOONCHILD, an award-winning docudrama broadcast nationally on PBS about a religious cult; and WHISTLE IN THE WIND, a bi-lingual short drama about a Bolivian boy and his llama. Anne Makepeace has twice been a writer/director fellow at the Sundance Institute’s June laboratory, and served on the Sundance 2001 Film Festival’s documentary jury. In additon to PBS, her films have been broadcast on Showtime, Bravo, HBO, NHK, the BBC, Channel 4 (UK), ABC Australia, ZDF Germany, Thames Television (UK) and many other networks around the world. In addition to many festivals, her films have been screened at the Whitney Biennial, the Smithsonian, the Musée de l’Homme, the Museum of the American Indian, and many other museums, schools, colleges, and movie theaters around the country. Her work has been funded by the Pulitzer Foundation, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting , ITVS, the NEA, the NEH, the Ford Foundation, American Masters, Showtime Networks Inc., HBO, A&E, and the American Film Institute. She has twice been a writer/director fellow at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute, and served on the Sundance 2001 Film Festival’s documentary jury.

To purchase DVDs of Anne's films please visit: http://www.makepeaceproductions.com

05/01/2019

The Spring Newsletter Is Out!
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Happy New Year! Check out our recent newsletter for how we closed out our 2018 and what to expect from Makepeace Product...
01/24/2019
An Exultation of Firsts!

Happy New Year! Check out our recent newsletter for how we closed out our 2018 and what to expect from Makepeace Productions in 2019!

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Tribal Justice
12/21/2018

Tribal Justice

Just back from amazing conference in Palm Springs where I was on a panel with playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle, below with Judge Claudette White, and exquisite singer and musician Joanne Shenandoah. Congratulations to Jerry Gardner, also pictured below, who is the Executive Director of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and who organized the awesome 16th National Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference.

Tomorrow's screening and Q&A will be one you won't want to miss! Find details in the post below:
11/27/2018
Tribal Justice

Tomorrow's screening and Q&A will be one you won't want to miss! Find details in the post below:

Join us on Wednesday, November 28th at Marist College for a screening of Tribal Justice. Judge Albert Rosenblatt, former justice on the New York Court of Appeals, will join Director Anne Makepeace for a post-screening Q&A that you will not want to miss. Find more details in the article below:

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November is Native American Heritage Month! Check out our most recent newsletter to find out how you can celebrate the m...
11/08/2018
Abundance

November is Native American Heritage Month! Check out our most recent newsletter to find out how you can celebrate the many indigenous cultures alive in America today with us at upcoming screenings.

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Dear Friends, November is Native American Heritage month, a time for gratitude and thanksgiving, and for celebrating the many indigenous cultures that are very much alive in America today. It’s a time to remember that early on, there was a tentative alliance between some Native North Americans an...

Today is Indigenous People's Day, a time to celebrate the beauty, diversity and resilience of Native people across the A...
10/08/2018
Tribal Justice Screenings

Today is Indigenous People's Day, a time to celebrate the beauty, diversity and resilience of Native people across the Americas and around the world.

Our latest documentary, Tribal Justice, features just two of the 573 federally recognized Indian nations across the country. It follows two Chief Judges and goes into depth on the efforts of tribal courts to implement restorative justice. Check out our upcoming screenings below.

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10/02/2018
PRS Film Festival

Get your tickets to this screening of our most recent documentary Tribal Justice today at the link below!

"What I'm fighting for is my people, our independence, our sovereignty... our existence." Don't miss Makepeace Productions's Tribal Justice, Nov. 18 at the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.

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Check out these photos from our most recent film Tribal Justice's screenings in New York City this past week!
03/26/2018

Check out these photos from our most recent film Tribal Justice's screenings in New York City this past week!

Last week we had two incredible screenings of Tribal Justice at the World Trade Center and the National Museum of the American Indian. We are sending a huge thanks to the intrepid judges, prosecutors lawyers and others who braved the blizzard and were inspired by the film, along with the panelists who spoke about how to incorporate restorative rather than punitive methods in their courtrooms.

Find out more about Makepeace Productions Director Anne Makepeace’s experience at the Sundance Film Festival!
02/02/2018
Tribal Justice

Find out more about Makepeace Productions Director Anne Makepeace’s experience at the Sundance Film Festival!

Farewell to Sundance! Did you miss out on the greatest news from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival? Check out a brief synopsis written by Director Anne Makepeace below!

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01/23/2018
Heading to Sundance!

Check out the latest newsletter from Makepeace Productions! Follow Director Makepeace Productions to Sundance Film Festival, see what 2017 brought for the Tribal Justice, and find the good tidings for the upcoming year at the link below!

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Dear Friends, First of all, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope those of you in the Northeast stayed warm through the subzero temperatures, and that my California friends are safe and back in their homes. What a crazy, erratic year we have had! Here’s hoping we turn things around ...

What a great honor for our latest film Tribal Justice!
01/11/2018

What a great honor for our latest film Tribal Justice!

Check out Director Anne Makepeace with the Charlotte Film Festival awards won by Tribal Justice! Along with the Best Documentary Feature, Tribal Justice won the Social Justice Award. The Social Justice Award was created by the festival two years ago to underline a film that “fights to seek justice, to enlighten and inform an audience about current issues concerning people that are marginalized, devalued or vulnerable in our society.” We are honored to receive both of these incredible awards!

No better way to start out your year than watching our latest film Tribal Justice!
01/04/2018
Tribal Justice

No better way to start out your year than watching our latest film Tribal Justice!

Tribal Justice, the Makepeace Productions film where Native American judges address the root causes of crime and provide models of restorative justice, is now able to be screened internationally! Use the link below and share it with your friends.

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Makepeace Productions' 2017 film Tribal Justice had quite the year! Check it out below.
12/28/2017

Makepeace Productions' 2017 film Tribal Justice had quite the year! Check it out below.

As 2017 comes to a close, here are some of our years favorite moments of Tribal Justice. Check out the photos below of some incredible screenings! Thank you for a great year!

Happy Holidays! We hope you got a chance to spend time with your friends and families. Forgot to get someone a gift? Giv...
12/26/2017
Makepeace Productions - Buy DVDs

Happy Holidays! We hope you got a chance to spend time with your friends and families. Forgot to get someone a gift? Give the gift of a Makepeace Productions film today!

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SIX TITLES (Click for Details):We Still Live Here · Rain in a Dry Land · Coming to Light · Moonchild · Baby It's You Whistle in the Wind

Check out the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center newsletter! You can find Director Anne Makepeace’s most rece...
12/19/2017
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Check out the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center newsletter! You can find Director Anne Makepeace’s most recent film Tribal Justice in the featured art section!

EXPLORE: NIWRC's Winter E-Newsletter Now Available!

In this 2017 Winter edition of Advocate! Beyond the Shelter Doors e-newsletter, you will find: updates from the StrongHearts Native Helpline, NIWRC’s presentation at the 11th Annual Missing & Unidentified Persons conference, upcoming fall awareness months activities and calendar including resources and events for Sex Trafficking Awareness Month and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the 2017 NativeLove Challenge winner announcement, a wellness circle post on “Finding Healing in Helping” and save the date for our upcoming 2018 Women Are Sacred Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

In the Featured Art section, Tribal Justice a POV documentary is about two Native American judges that aim to address the root causes of crime, they are providing models of restorative justice that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are taking notice. The Featured Art section is where we share art forms as a means of social change including new documentaries or films, art exhibits and positive/uplifting projects connecting to preventing and healing from domestic or family violence. Suggestions welcome!

We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and thank each advocate, each mother, each sister, each aunt, each daughter, each grandmother, each man, and each child for their continued support of the movement to end domestic violence and for making NIWRC the valuable organization it is today.

Beyond the Bench is a conference that you won’t want to miss! Learn more about it below.
12/15/2017
Tribal Justice

Beyond the Bench is a conference that you won’t want to miss! Learn more about it below.

Don’t miss the Beyond the Bench statewide conference in San Diego, CA this December 19-20. There will be a Tribal Justice screening at 7pm on 12/19, followed by a Q+A with Judges Abby Abinanti and Claudette White, along with Imperial County Superior Court Judge Juan Ulloa! Check out the conference website below.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/34921.htm

A companion website to the film We Still Live Here, Our Mother Tongues is a website that shows a history of the many Tri...
12/07/2017
"Our Mother Tongues"

A companion website to the film We Still Live Here, Our Mother Tongues is a website that shows a history of the many Tribal Languages across America. With an interactive map, blog, and ePostcards, this site provides an entertaining way to connect with family and friends using different languages. Check it out below to learn more:

http://www.ourmothertongues.org/Home.aspx

"Explore Native American language programs from Alaska to North Carolina working to save their heritage languages. Visit OurMotherTongues.org to learn more."

One of the biggest Tribal Justice Forum’s yet, make sure you are there next week!
11/24/2017

One of the biggest Tribal Justice Forum’s yet, make sure you are there next week!

Make sure to come out to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Law School Tribal Justice Forum on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28! Each day of this free-and-open-to-the-public event has its own Eventbrite page where you can register. Find this information using the link below!

A huge thanks to the forum sponsors including the Native American Studies Program, with additional support from the Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Law, Institute for Ethnic Studies, OASIS, and Women’s & Gender Studies Program!

https://ethnicstudies.unl.edu/tribal-justice

We are excited to announce that Director Anne Makepeace’s latest film Tribal Justice won Best Feature Documentary at t...
11/15/2017

We are excited to announce that Director Anne Makepeace’s latest film Tribal Justice won Best Feature Documentary at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco! Check the link out below to find out more info about the American Indian Film Institute below!

http://www.aifisf.com/2017-recipients

You can now stream seven of Anne Makepeace’s films online. Check out Tribal Justice, Coming to Light, We Still Live He...
11/07/2017
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You can now stream seven of Anne Makepeace’s films online. Check out Tribal Justice, Coming to Light, We Still Live Here, Rain in a Dry Land, Baby It’s You, Moonchild, and Whistle in the Wind at the link below, and get your DVDs too!

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See how Director Anne Makepeace’s latest film Tribal Justice is being incorporated into diverse learning environments....
10/31/2017

See how Director Anne Makepeace’s latest film Tribal Justice is being incorporated into diverse learning environments. Stay tuned later in the week for our newsletter to learn more about how the film is doing since its first live broadcast.

Thank you for everyone who came out to the Yale Law School screening of Tribal Justice, and thank you to the Native American Law Students Association and The Office of Student Affairs for hosting! Check out our album from the event here:

10/26/2017
Tribal Justice

Interested in learning more about pre-trial justice in the Trial court systems? Check out this panel discussion discussing Tribal Justice!

Did you miss the MacArthur Foundation sponsored Safety and Justice Challenge Network meeting last week? Tune in here for the 30 minute panel discussion and q&a featuring Director Anne Makepeace and Judge Claudette C. White!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=6bxhF4GhJ68

10/18/2017
Makepeace Productions - Bio/Resume

Did you enjoy a film or two and want to learn more about Director Anne Makepeace? Check out her bio below to see some of her many accomplishments!

http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/bio.html

Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more three decades. Her new film, Tribal Justice, will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2017, followed by many festival screenings across the country and culminating i...

10/13/2017
Makepeace Productions - Buy DVDs

Want to watch more of Director Anne Makepeace’s productions? All of her films are available to stream and to purchase on DVD on our website! Check it out below.

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SIX TITLES (Click for Details):We Still Live Here · Rain in a Dry Land · Coming to Light · Moonchild · Baby It's You Whistle in the Wind

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