The Gender Chip Project Film

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The Gender Chip Project

Production Team


Helen De Michiel, Producer and Director (www.30leaves.org)
Helen De Michiel is a director, writer and producer whose work includes 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.


Media Working Group (www.mwg.org)
Founded in 1987, Media Working Group (MWG) is a non-profit media education, production, and development organization that provides an organizational framework for independent producers and media educators to conduct diverse multi-disciplinary work. MWG's award-winning documentaries and feature films have enjoyed national and international distribution on BBC 2, BBC World Services, WNET-NY, Discovery Channel, Ohio PBS Consortium, and Kentucky Educational Television. MWG has been producing media arts educational experiences for primary and secondary school students for over twenty years. They've included video production, oral history, online multi-media projects, media competency training, and web-based classroom curricula.

Executive Producers

Jean Donohue is an award winning documentary maker and web producer. Her work has been seen on the British Broadcasting Corporation's BBC 2 and the BBC World Services, The Learning/Discovery Channel, WNET-13, New York, Kentucky Educational Television, and the Ohio Public Television Consortia. Donohue is a founding member of Media Working Group.


Fred Johnson (www.mwg.org/portal/fredjohnson/) is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts and a founding member of Media Working Group. Johnson's work has been broadcast on the Learning and Discovery Channels, WNET-NY, Kentucky Educational Television, BBC 2 and BBC's World Service. As a recipient of a Television Arts Fellowship from the Fulbright Commission he was sited at the BBC's Community Programme Unit in London. Johnson has been designing and implementing media and technology education, and training programs for over twenty years, he has a Masters in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.

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