Helen De Michiel

HELEN DE MICHIEL is a filmmaker, media artist, author and professor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her accomplishments in feature length narrative and documentary, installations, and new media projects have earned her a Rockefeller Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship and several NEA awards among many others. From 1996-2010 she served as the National Director of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC), and as a Board Member and Jurist for The George F. Peabody Awards for Electronic Media. She is deeply involved in co-creative and participatory media, and new combinatory storytelling practices, which she terms "open space" new media documentary. She writes frequently about her own creative experiences, knowledge, and mastery of these processes and possibilities. Her feature documentary, the episodic Lunch Love Community (2015) is a pioneering new media project, which has circulated internationally around a variety of media platforms. She co-authored Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practice (Routledge 2018) with Patricia Zimmermann. She teaches at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is currently at work on a new documentary film, Between the Sun and the Sidewalk. To learn more about her work, visit www.thirtyleaves.org. (7/19)

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The Gender Chip Project

A film by Helen De Michiel, 2005, 54 min, Color

Essential viewing for students, educators, counselors, policy makers and parents, THE GENDER CHIP PROJECT is being hailed as an important resource for addressing the disparity of representation of women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Although women comprise the majority of undergraduates in America, only 20 percent are earning degrees in engineering…

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