|Director of Film and Media Studies, U. of S. Carolina / producer of the "Cotton Road" project.|
Laura Kissel is a documentary filmmaker and Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. Her media work explores social/cultural landscapes, the representation of history, and the use of orphan films. She was named the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Media Arts Fellow for 2007-2008 and received a Fulbright Award in 2009. She is at work on “Cotton Road,” a documentary connecting South Carolina cotton farmers, Chinese textile workers, and global consumers.