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Olivia A. Booker

Olivia A. Booker

Documentary Film and Video
B.A., Davidson College, 2013


Olivia is an artist and filmmaker from North Carolina, who is interested in stories about communities, and the human connection to place and home, particularly in moments of uncertainty.  She earned a BA in Studio Art from Davidson College in 2013, and her MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford in 2017.  Her films have screened at festivals such as AFI Docs, Big Sky Documentary Festival, SF DocFest, among others.


The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2017

The Woman who was in love with seashells and other stories

hd video
June, 2017
Video Duration: 15:15
In the fight to make ends meet in the uphill battle against fishing regulations, a changing climate, and their own geographical isolation, multiple generations of the residents of  Atlantic, NC tell stories about their home and its environment.

The Legend of John Henry

hd video
June, 2016
Video Duration: 10:13 min.

Through his music, a Palo Alto native shares his values and love of nature with the changing landscape of Silicon Valley.


Co-directed by Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez
hd video
March, 2016
Video Duration: 9:04 min.

A houseboat community fights for survival and stability amidst the changing landscape of housing developments in Silicon Valley.

Pit Stop

16mm black and white film
December, 2015
Video Duration: 3:36 min.

A day in the life of a San Francisco Public Toilet.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

SF DocFest, 2016



June 17, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
June 9, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
March 15, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
December 8, 2015

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building