Bill Benenson

Producer-Director Bill Benenson has been making films for thirty years, beginning with his award-winning documentaries The Marginal Way and Diamond Rivers. He has produced or executive produced numerous feature films including Boulevard Nights, The Lightship, A Walk on the Moon, Mister Johnson, Watching the Detectives, Diminished Capacity, Trucker, and the 2011 documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari? Bill also produced and directed the acclaimed environmental documentary Dirt! The Movie, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was featured as the Earth Day special on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2010. In addition to The Hadza: The Last of the First Bill is currently working on a documentary about the search for a lost Pre-Columbian city in Central America. Bill served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. He has wanted to make a film about the Hadza ever since he encountered them on safari in Tanzania in 2003.