In the 1920s, Angela Gibson chose an unusual location to embark on a career in silent filmmaking: her tiny hometown of Casselton, North Dakota. And she had the audacity to be a woman in an industry dominated by men.

She's pretty much my hero.

Produced in 1998, The Angela Murray Gibson Experience was my first documentary short. It screened on Prairie Public Television and at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can watch it for free here.