Cyndee Readdean


Cyndee Readdean is an award-winning New York-based producer, director and writer. She unearths the most surprising content and weaves engaging stories that compel viewers to confront the complexity of our world. Her films, many of which have aired on PBS and web-based platforms, explore environmental, health, political issues and civil rights history.

Readdean’s notable films include Freedom Summer (2014), a Peabody Award-winning documentary, and Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017), which she produced with director Stanley Nelson. Both films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her other films include PBS’ Native American Boomtown, Politics of the New South and No-Obama Drama.  In 2016, she produced 15 permanent exhibit films for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.