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Justin Schell

University of Michigan Library
Learning Design Specialist | Shapiro Design Lab
Ann Arbor, MI
Justin Schell is a filmmaker, writer, photographer, and Learning Design Specialist for the University of Michigan Library. His first documentary, Travel in Spirals, tells the story of Hmong hip-hop artist Tou SaiKo Lee's journey back to Thailand, 30 years after he was born in a refugee camp there. He recently completed his full-length documentary film We Rock Long Distance. His video work has been shown in the Walker Art Center, Twin Cities Public Television, and online at the Huffington Post and the Progressive and screened in the Twin Cities Film Fest, Twin Cities Underground Film Festival, and the Qhia Dab Neeg Hmong Film Festival. He has also produced visuals for the recent dance opera, Test Pilot, with Jocelyn Hagen and Penelope Freeh. Schell has written journalism for the Walker Arts Center, Rain Taxi, Mshale, Twin Cities Daily Planet, and his history of Twin Cities hip-hop is published in Hip-Hop in America: A Regional Guide. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.

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Friday, May 29

2:45pm EDT