" “We want to see our lives dramatized on the screen as we are living it, the same as other people, the world over.”...
- Oscar Micheaux
Nadia, has been an independent filmmaker for the past 17 years. A graduate of Howard University, Washington D.C., she has
filmed, edited and directed social media projects, institutional short films, promotional pieces, artists profiles, live music performances and feature-length documentaries. A lot her content deals with culture, "marginalized" communities, HIV & AIDS, gender, sex & sexuality, as well human rights. Her work has taken her around the world - Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Japan, Spain and Morocco.
From 2003-2005 she directed, co-shot and edited her first 62 minute feature documentary "Damaged Goods," which aired on Showtime Networks (United States) in 2005. The film is a bold essay about six heterosexuals from various ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds living with HIV & AIDS. The film was also at screened the New York Film Festival, Reel World Film Festival, Pan-African Film Festival and the XV International HIV/AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her second feature "Coming Home, Fighting AIDS with Culture" was completed in 2010. The film takes a look at the impact that traditional culture has on the disease in the Caribbean. Since its completion, the film continues to be aired on various local television channels, as part of World AIDS Day programming, in the region.
Nadia has also created video projects and/or collaborated with: FOX News Service (Washington D.C.) WHMM T.V. (Washington D.C), RIN (Religious Information Network (Detroit, MI), AKA.com (Los Angeles, CA), The African Holocaust Committee (Los, Angeles, CA), Tha Zone TV show (Los Angeles, CA). She created educational projects for UNAIDS, The Caribbean HIV & AIDS Alliance, as well as CARICOM"s HIV/AIDS unit - PANCAP. Some of her work is used as an educational tool in several institutions and public libraries.
She is a recepient of The Pacific Pioneer Fund, Canada Council of The Arts and The Playboy Foundation grants.
Nadia is also a singer-songwriter and has written music for independent films such as "Good Stock On The Dimension Floor" which screened at the 2014 Whitney Bienneal. She is also a member of the global artist collective Howdoyousayyaminafrican.