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Bring Back the Old ... In with the New!

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. 2013 will be an exciting one here at Makepeace Productions, with several of my older films taking on new life in the digital world, and a bunch of new projects percolating. Cassius (above) is looking a little worried that I’ll be traveling again soon, and he may be right.
Digital Bonanza!
Coming To Light
Thanks to the Sundance Artists Services program, Coming to Light, my documentary about Edward S. Curtis and the Native Americans he photographed, has just been released on Netflix, iTunes, Snag and Hulu. DVDs are available at
"A beautifully crafted epic!" —David Ansen, Newsweek
"A riveting portrait, robust and powerful." —Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Abundant, Odyssean, told with impressive sensitivity." —Todd McCarthy, Variety
Rain in a Dry LandRain in a Dry Land, my Emmy nominated film about two Somali Bantu families settling in the United States, is also available for digital streaming and downloads on iTunes and Amazon as part of the ITVS Global Voices series, and DVDs can be found at
"Rigorously intimate and disarmingly affectionate… gorgeously shot… a compassionate telling of what is often a heartbreaking story." —John Anderson, Variety
"A sharp, deeply felt humanist tale." —Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
We Still Live Here
We Still Live Here, my documentary about the miraculous return of a Native American language, is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The film will also be streaming for free during the month of March as part of the ITVS/PBS Women and Girls Lead Film Festival, with lots of outreach and community engagement events to be held across the country. Stay tuned!
"A finely woven story of resurrection … a stunning tale that gives hope to the human spirit." —Stewart Nusbaumer, Filmmaker Magazine

Agua Caliente Museum Native Film Fest, Palm Springs, CA

Zora Neale Hurston Film Festival 2013Next month, I’ll be screening We Still Live Here at the
Zora Neale Hurston Film Festival in Eatonville, Florida, on February 2nd  and at The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in Palm Springs on February 28th as part of Native FilmFest. I’m really looking forward to February trips to Florida and Palm Springs!

In with the New!
Anne Makepeace & cinematographer Kirsten Johnson filming with artist Wangechi Mutu
in her Brooklyn studio, January 2013
After nearly two years of outreach, community engagement, and travel with We Still Live Here, I am more than ready to dive into new projects. I’m happy to say that several exciting ones are in the works. Last week I began shooting a documentary about a wonderful Kenyan artist, Wangechi Mutu, and her groundbreaking work. I have also been filming scenes for a documentary about madness and recovery, and I’m researching another about tribal justice in California. 2013 is bound to be a very interesting year!

Explore Native American Language Revitalization Programs at

Our Mother Tongues

The ChumashWe have just posted a new page on the Our Mother Tongues website, with pictures, video and text about the revival of the Chumash languages of Southern California. Next up will be a page about the Karuk nation. Visit the site to explore thirteen Native American language programs, send postcards in a Native American language, watch videos, and more.

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Anne Makepeace in Brazil with the Huni Kuin tribe, part of her American Film Showcase tour with We Still Live Here.
Photo by Alan Baker

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