Charles Mudede is the associate Editor of The Stranger, Seattle's alternative weekly. His Police Beat column was turned into a film of the same name in 2004. The movie was selected for competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2005. In 2003, Mudede published a short book called Last Seen with Diana George.
Mudede wrote Zoo, a documentary about Kenneth Pinyan, a Seattle-area man who died after engaging in sex with a horse. The film debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007, where it was one of 16 winners out of 856 candidates. Zoo was selected as one of five American films presented on Directors Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Mudede's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and C Theory, which published one of his most popular pieces of writing, "The Turntable," a theory of the hiphop practice of scratching and sampling. He played a priest in The Naked Proof, released in 2003. He and director Robinson Devor run a film company called The Cook Ding Institute of Imagination which is presently producing The Cloud Room, a movie about a society of cloud lovers.
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