Portrait Nicole Newnham

Nicole Newnham

Writer, Director & Producer, Crip Camp


It's not you, it's in the system

Dismantle, unpack, rethink. Only by acknowledging the complexity of oppression, only by taking on intersectional perspectives, can we fight injustice. Civil rights activists and storytellers will talk about how they boldly challenge the system!

Nicole Newnham is an Emmy-winning documentary producer and director, four-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus and five-time Emmy-nominee. She has recently produced two virtual reality films with the Australian artist/director Lynette Wallworth: the breakthrough VR work Collisions, which won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary, and Awavena, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Nicole co-directed The Revolutionary Optimists, winner of the Sundance Hilton Sustainability Award. She also co-directed and co-produced the acclaimed documentary The Rape of Europa, about the Nazi war on European culture, for which she was nominated for a WGA award and shortlisted for the Academy Award. 

With Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Brian Lanker, she produced They Drew Fire, about the Combat Artists of WWII, and co-wrote the companion book, distributed by Harper Collins.