To The Land
Olivia Nava nurtures the land and her community by farming on a family-owned cooperative that has been standing for over 100 years within the city limits of Cincinnati, Ohio.
My camera has been everywhere from dangling off my harness, 100 ft up in the Red River Gorge, to the middle of the savannah somewhere east of Lubumbashi, Congo next to a hand-drawn map. I pursue projects that explore narratives not often recognized in mainstream media and I strive to use storytelling as a tool for social / environmental activism.
I began my career at a social innovation nonprofit where I learned community organizing, empathic interviewing, and the human-centered design process. Combining this knowledge with my love of filmmaking in 2016, I grew a deeper social and emotional awareness of visual media and began collaborating on films that celebrated underrepresented stories.