Artist

Nancy Nicol

Nancy Nicol is a professor in the Visual Arts and Art History Department, York University, a documentary filmmaker and the principal investigator for Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, an international research project that brings together 31 partners in 12 countries to research and document LGBT rights and social movement histories. Her films include the four-part documentary series From Criminality to Equality, (2002-2009) on the history of lesbian and gay rights organizing in Canada; One Summer in New Paltz, A Cautionary Tale, (2008) on the civil disobedience same-sex marriage movement in the USA; Dykes Planning Tykes: Queering the Family Tree (2011) and No Easy Walk to Freedom (2014) on the legal challenge to s. 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the first of the British colonial laws that criminalized ‘crimes against the order of nature’. Nicol's award-winning documentaries have screened widely in international film festivals and are used in universities and colleges internationally. She is currently working on a documentary on the movement for LGBT rights in Botswana, and on a number of participatory video projects with Envisioning partners in Africa and the Caribbean. Nicol’s recent scholarly publications include: Sexual Rights and the LGBTI movement in Botswana by Monica Tabengwa with Nancy Nicol in: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change. Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites (eds.) London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, UK. April 2013; Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S. by Nancy Nicol and Miriam Smith, in Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas, ed. Adriana Crocker, Pierceson and Schulenberg, pub. Lexington, June 2010; Politics of the Heart: recognition of homoparental families, in Who's Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting, ed. Rachel Epstein (Sumac Press, March 2009).

Videography

And Still We Rise

2015, 70:00 minutes, colour, English, also available Close Captioned

No Easy Walk to Freedom

2014, 92:00 minutes, colour, English & Hindi with English Subtitles, also available Close Captioned

Dykes Planning Tykes: Queering the Family Tree

2011, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

From Russia in Love

2009, 09:52 minutes, colour, English

The Queer Nineties

2009, 91:00 minutes, colour, English

One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale

2008, 54:00 minutes, colour, English

Pride and Resistance

2007, 16:50 minutes, colour, English

Proud Lives: Chris Bearchell

2007, 16:15 minutes, colour, English

The End of Second Class

2006, 90:00 minutes, colour, English

Politics of the Heart / La Politique du Cœur

2005, 68:00 minutes, colour, English or French

Stand Together

2002, 124:00 minutes, colour, English, also available Close Captioned

and that's why I'm leaving (Landscapes and Stories)

2000, 16:00 minutes, colour, English/Tagalog w ST

Migrante, stories & songs of Filipino migrant workers

1997, 73:00 minutes, colour, English/Tagalog w ST

Gay Pride and Prejudice

1994, 62:00 minutes, colour, English

A Choice For Irish Women

1992, 45:00 minutes, colour, English

Working For Piece Work Wages

1988, 35:00 minutes, colour, English

Struggle For Choice - Part 5: The Legal Battle

1986, 30:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English

Struggle For Choice - Part 4: Restraint / Repression

1986, 31:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English

Struggle For Choice - Part 2: Access

1986, 34:00 minutes, colour, English

Struggle For Choice - Part 1: Abortion Caravan

1986, 31:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English

Mini Skools Pays Mini Wages

1986, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

Our Choice, A Tape About Teenage Mothers

1983, 37:00 minutes, colour, English

Let Poland Be Poland

1982, 83:00 minutes, colour, English

Sacrificial Burnings

1980, 38:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale: Celebrating the...
by S. James Wegg. James Wegg Review, Oct. 14, 2009.
Queers in the Streets Versus Queen's Park
by Gary Kinsman. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.
Strange fruit sends gay festival reeling
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, May 18, 1995, v. 14, no. 38.
When art is politics and politics is art: Art Fag
by Andrew Griffin. Capital Xtra, May 1995.
A Little Groening, a Little Allegory
by Randi Spires. The Toronto Star, Jan. 5, 1990.
New Video Documents: The Struggle for Abortion Rights
by Susan Rosenthal. Socialist Worker, June 1987.
Filming 'The Struggle for Choice' in Smithers, BC
by Susan Stewart. Broadside - A Feminist Review, May 1987, v. 8, no. 7.
Video series chronicles abortion issue in Canada
by Lois Sweet. The Toronto Star, May 22, 1987.
The Grierson Seminar
by Unknown. Cinema Canada, Feb. 1986, no. 127.
Community-Based Feminist Video Production in Toronto
by Marusia Bociurkin. Video Guide, Oct. 1984, v. 6, no. 5.
Vancouver's Feminist Art Gallery: Sacrificial Burnings
by Julie Healey. Video Guide, 1981, v. 4, no. 2.
VIDEO/VIDEO: If this event was a dry run for PAY-TV, one must view...
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Nov. 1981, v. 5, no. 8 & 9.
Miniature Theatre
by Ed Slopek. Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
Developing Feminist Resources: The Work of Carolee Schneeman &...
by Jane Springer. Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
Miniature Theatre: Nancy Nicol
by John Greyson. Centerfold, Oct. 1979, v. 4, no. 1.
Politics of the Heart: Recognition of Homoparental Families
by Nancy Nicol. Florida Philosophical Review, Summer, v. 8, no. 1.