Born in Vancouver, Canada, Kerry Candaele grew up in Lompoc, a small working-class town on the central coast of California.
After studying literature at Chico State University, and history at U.C. Santa Barbara, and Columbia University--where he was a Richard Hofstader Fellow in U.S. history--Kerry taught history and politics at various colleges including Occidental College and Cal State Dominguez Hills in California.
Before coming to Brave New Films, Mr. Candaele worked for the Democracy Council, a Los Angeles-based NGO, concentrating on peace and democracy-building projects throughout the Middle East, Central America, and South East Asia, including East Timor. He was a co-producer for Brave New Film's "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price."
He is the author of two books on U.S. history, and many articles in both popular and academic periodicals. He resides in Venice, California, with his wife and three daughters. Kerry is now working on a documentary film and book about Beethoven's Ninth.
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