Mo Scarpelli

Southern New Hampshire University Fellow

Mo Scarpelli, Southern New Hampshire University Fellow, will spend her New America fellowship directing and producing REFUGEE; a documentary transmedia project that unpacks the refugee experience in America, examines the social construction of the term ‘refugee,’ and examines the how and where refugees fit into the contemporary American social fabric. Scarpelli is a non-fiction filmmaker; she directed, shot and produced the feature-length documentary FRAME BY FRAME, about four Afghan photojournalists. Her work seeks to capture the innate poetry of human life, allowing observation to poke holes in prevailing myths of the world and air the complexities of human identity.