Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is a documentary producer, editor, and director from New York City. Her editing debut won an Emmy for WGBH and she has continued to distinguish herself on award-winning programs for film, television, and the web.
Sabrina is the co-director, producer, and the editor of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a portrait of the renowned poet and activist which recently won Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color at the African Diaspora International Film Festival. She is the producer and editor of DOCUMENTED — the acclaimed documentary about Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, and his fight for immigration reform. The film had record viewership on CNN, received significant Oscar buzz, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. She is also the producer and editor of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, named on MSNBC's "Ten Most Important Black Films of the Decade," and featured on the Chicago Tribune's "Best Documentaries of 2007." She followed that with Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, a gripping film about a Malian woman’s fight for asylum to protect her daughter from ritual genital cutting. The film was among the few selected to tour with the prestigious Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, and was screened at the US Congressional Hearing on women and asylum. Most recently, she edited The New Mad Men, an episode of the acclaimed PBS series, America by the Numbers, which won this year’s Imagen Award for Best National Informational Program.
Sabrina also produces video content for various organizations and journalism platforms. She is Co-Chair of the Black Documentary Collective, teaches documentary filmmaking at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and serves on many media panels and film festival juries.
ARTICLES FEATURING SABRINA
“How I Became This Woman with Razor Blades Between Her Teeth”: Making the Sonia Sanchez Story
When we talk about the Civil Rights Movement, we often don't talk about the women who fought for blackness, beauty, and power — women like Sonia Sanchez....