Artina Michelle

A person in yellow trunks surfing on a blue board with an island in the background

Artina is a first generation Liberian American filmmaker who gravitates towards films that empower communities. She started her career working in Philadelphia as a freelance director of photography. Her heart is in documentary work where she has collaborated on projects from Academy Award qualifying documentary, Dear Philadelphia, to the Hulu documentary, Look At Me!

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Grants Awarded to Artina Michelle

$25,000 - Awarded December 2021

Focus areas
Immigrant Voices

The 2021 film grant will support "This Too Is Liberia," an immersive documentary that follows Liberian surfer Melvin Kabakole Jr. and his friends as they heal their traumatized communities in Liberia through surf therapy.

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