Andrew Berends

Andrew Berends is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. His films include Urk, Delta Boys, When Adnan Comes Home, and The Blood of My Brother. These films take place in The Netherlands, Nigeria, and Iraq.

Berends began his film studies at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University where he graduated in 1994. He developed his documentary skills by shooting and editing a variety of ethnographic research projects in New York and across the United States. In 2002 Berends filmed a research documentary for the Child Support Enforcement Agency of Maryland, in conjunction with a study conducted by New York research firm Insight Research Group. In 2003 he worked as editor on A Well-Furnished Mind, a documentary about David Ogilvy, for the New York based worldwide advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Berends’ 1997 short film Janie was featured on the Sundance channel. Berends’ photography work includes projects in Brazil ranging from the slums of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro to the timeless fishing techniques still practiced in remote villages in Bahia. In New York, he continually works to document the condition of underprivileged Brooklyn youth in housing projects and on public assistance.

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