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Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

United States
English, French
Climate Change, Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Economic Injustice, Women and Girls, Human Rights
Impact Producing, Consulting, Impact Strategist/Advisor
Cultural/racial identity:
Black, Latin American, Caribbean, Haitian-American
Self identification:


Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and impact strategist from NYC. Her editing debut won an Emmy for WGBH’s Arts series and she has continued to distinguish herself as a producer, editor, and director. She is a recipient of the Dear Producer Award for excellence in independent filmmaking, was selected for the prestigious Women at Sundance Fellowship, and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sabrina’s latest film, To the End, premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, about the fight to end the climate crisis through economic and racial justice, featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is also the producer of QUEST, about the Rainey family in North Philadelphia, also a Sundance premiere which continues to receive critical acclaim-- a New York Times Critic’s Pick, Rolling Stone Top 10, Independent Spirit Award and Peabody nominee. In an interview with VOGUE Magazine, Sabrina discusses authorship, collaboration, and authentic storytelling in Quest, a Documentary Disrupts American Narratives About Race. Sabrina’s directing debut was the Emmy-nominated BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, which she co-directed, co-produced, and edited, winning the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color award at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in 2016. She is also the co-producer and editor of Documented, the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas. The film had record viewership on CNN, and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary Film. Other credits include Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and Mrs. Goundo's Daughter which she produced and edited; Cooked; The New Black; and Wilhemina’s War. She is an editor on the acclaimed series, America by the Numbers, for which her episode, The New Mad Men, won the Imagen Award for Best National Informational Program. Sabrina produces and consults on engagement and impact campaigns for documentary films and other media projects. She is chair of the Black Documentary Collective, a founding member of Beyond Inclusion, member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, nd serves on many media panels and juries.