As a television producer and director for CBS News Sunday Morning, Food Network, MTV, and Discovery Channel, Marisa Pearl has created thoughtful and entertaining work for nationwide viewers. She has repeatedly worked with youth in her independent documentaries and videos for museums and non-profit organizations. Her short films have screened widely and have been used in classrooms as educational tools. Her most recent documentary, Hotel USA, was featured on the NY Times Op-Docs page and screened at festivals internationally, including the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival where it won Best Short Documentary. She is currently in post-production on East County Yalla, a story about a soccer club that supports Iraqi youth and their families rebuilding their lives in Southern California.