Nicole Docta

Producer |
Pronouns: she/her

Producer Nicole Docta is a documentary producer who has focused her career on socially impactful projects and BIPOC stories. She Co-Produced the Emmy-nominated As Goes Janesville (Independent Lens 2013). Nicole was the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Emmy award-winning In Football We Trust (Sundance 2015). She Associate Produced the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated The Judge (TIFF, DOC NYC, IDFA 2017), which aired on Independent Lens in 2019. She is a Producer on Belly of the Beast (HRWFF 2020) Directed by Erika Cohn and Co-Producing Through The Night (Tribeca 2020) by Director Loira Limbal. Nicole is also a Special Initiatives Producer at Firelight Media.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Belly of the Beast

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations - primarily targeting women of color. This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

Directed/Produced by Erika Cohn; Produced by Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez, and Nicole Docta

Speakers: Erika Cohn, Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez, Nicole Docta

Through the Night

To make ends meet, Americans are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers.

Through the Night is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.

Directed/Produced by Loira Limbal, Produced by Jameka Autry and Nicole Docta

Speakers: Loira Limbal, Jameka Autry, Nicole Docta