Michelle Grace Steinberg is an independent filmmaker based in Oakland, CA. Michelle creates documentaries that expose underreported stories with an accountability to the communities most impacted by them.
Michelle is the director, co-producer, primary cinematographer, and co-editor of Beyond Recognition (2014) in partnership with co-producer Robyn Bykofsky. The film is currently broadcasting nationally on PBS and won Best Short for the 2015 San Francisco Green Film Festival, as well appearing in numerous other festivals internationally. Please see Beyond Recognition for up to date information on festivals and other screenings.
In 2012, Michelle produced, directed, photographed, and edited Buried Voices in collaboration with the Native American individuals whose story it details. The film screened at the American Indian Film Festival as well as other festivals, conferences, and grassroots venues; it is used as curriculum at several universities.
Michelle originally hails from Washington, D.C. and received
a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from Wesleyan University and a Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Aside from filmmaking, Michelle is a nutritionist and herbalist at Street Level Health Project, a Spanish bilingual integrative free clinic. She is on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and won the American Herbalist Guild 2015 Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
Current Project Partner:
Untold stories in a whole new light.