2016 Fellow

Dan Manatt

Dan has been a waiter, a congressional staffer, an Internet political consultant, a lawyer, and a self-described "presidential advance punk." Now he is a full-time documentary filmmaker. His previous films include The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game and Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing True Story of theTempleton, Iowa Bootleggers. He is now in development on a new film The United States of Food about how food and farming have shaped  American history, society, and culture from Columbus to today.