Helen DeMichiel is a filmmaker, writer and educator whose media making work moves across independent film and television to media installation and transmedia projects. She produced The Independents and Alive TV for pubic television, have created several innovative community media projects with youth, and write  regularly about issues in the public media and arts field.  Her films are included in museum collections across the country.

Helen is currently working on a new book project now with my co-author, Patricia Zimmermann, and developing a new film essay on how the objects that people collect or cast off open up the shifting mysteries of history, memory and identity.