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Dword_avatar Michelle Friedline


Public Bio

I am drawn to sto­ries about peo­ple who face their lim­its with dig­nity. I believe doc­u­men­tary film can be a valu­able tool to inspire social change and pro­mote appre­ci­a­tion of the numer­ous cul­tures around the world. In my films, I try to ask my audi­ence to explore their val­ues and I hope to encour­age greater tol­er­ance and under­stand­ing among people.

I hold an M.F.A. in doc­u­men­tary film from Wake For­est Uni­ver­sity, an M.A. in mass com­mu­ni­ca­tions from the Uni­ver­sity of Florida and a B.S. in com­mu­ni­ca­tions media from Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. Pre­vi­ously I worked in radio pro­duc­tion and fundraising/development. I have worked with a vari­ety of non­profit orga­ni­za­tions in areas includ­ing pub­lic broad­cast­ing, art, edu­ca­tion, at-risk youth and ani­mal advo­cacy. I cur­rently work as a video pro­ducer and adjunct pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Florida.