Susanne Coates is an active, independent filmmaker, cinematographer and multimedia specialist in the Washington, DC area. Please click the Portfolio link above to view samples of her work and to read more about her current projects.


Where the Waters Blend is a documentary film that is both the story of the Piscataway people who are trying to reclaim their Native American heritage centuries after assimilation into western culture and the personal story of their leader’s journey from estrangement to reconciliation with her LGBT daughter. This mother-daughter relationship personifies the larger story of the Piscataway’s struggle to retain their cultural identity amidst the social and cultural pressures of the 21st century.

Project Status: In Post-Production

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