Helen De Michiel
Helen De Michiel is a director, writer and producer or film, television and video installations.
Her 1995 feature film "Tarantella", starring Mira Sorvino, has been shown, among others at the Seattle Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival, and won the Audience Award at the 1996 Torino International Woman's Film Festival. After the theatrical release it was broadcast on public TV nationwide in 1997-98 through The Independent Television Service, and is currently available in home video and DVD.
Her documentary, "Turn Here Sweet Corn" (1990) was seen nationally on the PBS series POV, and is in distribution to environmental organizations as an educational and organizing tool. It has received awards from Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Earthpeace International Film Festival and the American Film & Video Festival.
An earlier work, "Consider Anything, Only Don't Cry" (1988) received the "Best New Vision" Golden Gate Award at the 1989 San Francisco International Film Festival. Her films are included in the media art collection/archive of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Her video installation, "The Listening Project" (1994), is part of Minneapolis' Walker Art Center Permanent Collection and won the 1995 "Muse" Award in New Media & Technology from the American Museum Association.
She has been the recipient of NEA Awards and a Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship, among others. From 2002-03 participated as an Artist-In-Residence at The Exploratorium in San Francisco to design an installation with this world-renowned science museum's Youth Explainer Program for their "Seeing" Exhibition. (7/07)
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...