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Film Director Mark Pedelty Bio

We are pleased to introduce 'Sentinels of Silence?' director Mark Pedelty to you.

Mark Pedelty has produced and directed a number of environmentally-themed, award-winning music videos and media projects. Pedelty and the Ecosong.Net team have just completed a 26 minute documentary film entitled Sentinels of Silence?: Whale Watching, Noise, and the Orca. Pedelty directs Ecosong.Net, a network of musicians, artists, accountants, and talented individuals of all sorts that come together to work on ecologically urgent media projects. Pedelty is a Professor of Communication Studies and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, as well as a Fellow at the Institute on the Environment and he has conducted ethnographic field research in Mexico, Central America, British Columbia, Washington State, and Minnesota. He combines field research with applied, community-based communication projects seeking to create more sustainable practices through media production, the arts, and community mobilization. Among Pedelty's recent projects is a global, Mellon-funded project entitled Music in a Changing Climate that involves communities and colleagues working in Bangladesh, China, Tanzania, Haiti, and the Salish Sea region of the United States and Canada.


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