Helen De Michiel Writings

Open Space New Media Documentary

Open Space New Media Documentary examines an emerging and significant area of documentary practice in the twenty-first century: community-based new media documentary projects that move across platforms and utilize participatory modalities.

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DOCUMENTARY AS A COLLECTIVE DIALOGUE? EMBRACING THIS LABOR OF LOVE  

While working with my graduate students and talking about expanding our notions of what we can accomplish with documentary film, I think about this life I’ve chosen as an independent film and media artist...

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FOOD CHAINS: HARSH REALITY, SMOOTH DELIVERY

On the day after May 1, 2006 and “The Great American Boycott,” (or “El Gran Paro Estadounidense”), I walked into my local produce market to encounter the extraordinary effect of this one-day national strike...

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OPEN SPACE DOCUMENTARIES

Open space documentary is an emerging framework for community-based media. Intentional participatory media experiments are proliferating across rapidly developing and evolving distribution platforms...

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LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY: BLOG ESSAYS

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DOCUMENTARY AS OPEN SPACE

Anthologized in The Documentary Film Book (BFI/Palgrave, 2013) by B. Winston. 

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