Gabrielle McNally

Gabrielle McNally is an Assistant Professor of Digital Cinema in the School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University. Gabrielle’s work explores subjectivity, improvisation, and first-person documentary. 2018 yielded two publications: a chapter in the edited volume Female Authorship and the Documentary Image published by Oxford UP and an essay online at Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts & Cultural Criticism. She has presented research at multiple international conferences including most recently Radical Film Network Conference in Dublin, Ireland and Visible Evidence XXV in Bloomington, Indiana.


For decades, women practising subjective nonfiction filmmaking have worked to develop a language that speaks to their individual perspective while also inviting and including differing perspectives from other women.


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