Benh Zeitlin and Quvenzhane Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild

Photo: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Who's in the Director's Chair
Beasts of the Southern Wild is 29-year-old director Benh Zeitlin's first feature film. His parents are both urban folklorists and the founders of City Lore, a cultural heritage nonprofit in New York City. Benh, who has lived in New Orleans since 2006, also co-composed the film's score.
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