Robert Winn

Documentary Producer
A-Doc

Robert C. Winn is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a long time wanderer since before he had a choice in the matter.  Robert was born in Japan, raised in Los Angeles, and now lives in Brooklyn. He went to law school at Yale and had a brief career as an international trade lawyer in Washington DC before diving into the MFA program at USC CNTV. Since then he’s worked on community-based documentaries. These include Saigon, USA (with Lindsey Jang), about generational conflicts in the Vietnamese American community in Southern California; Grassroots Rising (with the Visual Communications team), about labor issues and the Asian American community in Los Angeles; Out of the Closet, Out of the Shadows, about LGBTQ immigrant rights activists working against deportation, and Childhood in Translation, about the impact of language barriers on immigrant families. He also consults for foundations, and also serves as the board chair of Global Action Project, a fantastic youth media organization in NYC. Over the years Robert has crossed paths with different parts of the Asian American doc community, and is happy it's coalescing into the Asian American Documentary Network, aka "A-Doc." 
 
Robert is currently working on The Path Home with Kayhan Irani and Tammy Arnstein, an oral history and documentary project that brings to life a seminal moment in America’s immigration history - the welcoming of almost three million new Americans through the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 - and highlights its impact on the United States today.