Ben Pender-Cudlip

Ben co-directed and photographed the feature documentary DAWNLAND (PBS Independent Lens, 2018). He has shot and directed over a dozen short documentary films, including SANJIBAN (Hot Docs, 2012), FIRST LIGHT (Camden, 2015), and DEAR GEORGINA (Camden, 2019), all of which aired on public television. Accolades for his work include numerous festival jury and audience awards, the 2019 Media for a Just Society Award, and a national Emmy for DAWNLAND. Supporters of his work include Good Pitch, the LEF Foundation, Points North Institute, and Vision Maker Media.

He freelances regularly on independent documentary films in Boston and all over the world. Other clients include FRONTLINE, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, and Human Rights Watch. Ben lives in Boston and graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.