Nicole Karsin has worked in Latin America for 20 years as a human rights activist, journalist, and documentarian. She is currently producing a documentary political thriller that reveals dark secrets of poisoned Amazonian waters when indigenous water protectors take on big oil in US court. You can check out the trailer and support the film’s Kickstarter campaign here.
Karsin’s first film follows three female indigenous leaders using non-violence to defend their people amid Colombia’s conflict in We Women Warriors (TEJIENDO SABIDURIA) that premiered in 2012 and screened at nearly 40 festivals. It won four festival awards including: Outstanding Achievement Award in Filmmaking at the Williamsburg International Film Festival and the Prix Salvador Allende at the Festival Des Libertés in Brussels and was nominated as best documentary for the 2013 IMAGEN Awards.
As a journalist, Karsin covered the Colombian conflict for a US audience for 7 years (2002-2009). She has reported for the New York Times, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Earth Times, Women’s Enews, NPR’s Latino USA and Pacifica Radio’s Free Speech Radio News, among others.
She formed Todos Los Pueblos Productions LLC (All the Peoples’ Productions) to move audiences to action through artful, character-driven films about global struggles for human rights and cultural survival in 2007. The Todos Los Pueblos Productions office is based in Los Angeles where Karsin resides. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. www.amazonialot1ab.com