Natalie Zimmerman is a filmmaker, educator and activist. Natalie’s film and media work has been exhibited, screened and broadcast worldwide in diverse contexts including: Independent Feature Project (IFP) Spotlight-On-Documentary Program (NYC), Cinema Politica Global Network, CBC Broadcast Corporation, London-based Press TV, Anthology Film Archive NYC, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, World Affairs Council and Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna.
She is a former Fulbright Scholar, Headlands Center For the Arts Resident Fellow, and Resident Artist at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, where she created Social Dreaming in the 21st Century — an exploration of the collective dynamics of dreaming, social revolution and its relationship to storytelling and film. In 2017, she co-organized a gathering of indigenous and western women engaged in climate change activism – On Fertile Ground: Integrating Perspectives Toward a Collective Future was awarded funding by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Her media educational project, Kiribati Digital Storytelling LAB was awarded funding through New Zealand-based Development and Conservation Trust.
Zimmerman holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a Film Certificate from New York University and lives north of San Francisco on the edge of an old growth forest—native lands of the Coast Miwok.