Documentary filmmaker to speak at SVSU

Anne Makepeace is a writer, producer, and director of feature and documentary films, many of which have won numerous awards and been aired on networks around the world. She is the writer, director, and producer of “Coming to Light, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians,” a biographical documentary film about Curtis. “Coming to Light” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was “short- listed” for an Academy Award in 2000, was broadcast on American Masters in 2001, and won many prizes, including 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 the Chicago International Film Festival, and Best Documentary at Telluride, to name a few. Makepeace has been funded by the Pulitzer Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Showtime Networks, HBO, PBS, A&E, and the American Film Institute. Makepeace will screen “Coming to Light, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians” on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. For more information about Makepeace and her award-winning films, visit

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