BEN-ALEX DUPRIS | HENDERSON, TX
Ben-Alex Dupris grew up on the Colville Confederated Tribes Indian reservation in Washington State, where he is an enrolled member. He is a 2018 Concordia Artist-in-residence, 2017 Sundance Institute producer’s fellow, and 2016 Redford Center Grantee. He recently spent time creating social justice media during the occupation at Standing Rock, ND and continues this Native advocacy work through his company Antelabbit.
His passion is creating stories that balance modernity and traditionalism in the ever-changing landscape of pop culture. He is currently in production for "Sweet-Blood-Dance," a film about Two-Spirit powwow dancers challenging traditional culture by competing as a same-sex couple, in dances intended for "one man and one woman."