Katie Barkel is a Detroit-based filmmaker and educator. She has a B.A. in Film & Video Studies from University of Michigan. Her works have screened at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Media City Film Festival, MoMA’s PopRally, and in other spaces across North America. In 2015, she completed her first feature length documentary, Writer’s Block in the Rivera Court, which premiered at the Detroit Film Theater. Katie is a part of Hamtramck Free School, a founding member of Film Fatales Detroit, and a teacher of video art and production at College for Creative Studies.