Sabrina Gordon | Columbia Journalism School

Sabrina Gordon

Adjunct Faculty

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is a documentary filmmaker from NYC. Her editing debut won an Emmy for WGBH’s Greater Boston Arts series and she has continued to distinguish herself on award-winning films, web and television programs.

She is the co-producer and editor of DOCUMENTED, the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant. The film had record viewership for its CNN broadcast, and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. Her latest film, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, about the renowned poet and activist, won Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color at the African Diaspora International Film Festival. Other producing and editing credits include Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, about manhood and gender politics in Hip-Hop, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Best Documentaries of 2007,” Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, a gripping film about a Malian mother’s fight for asylum to protect her daughter from ritual genital cutting, and America By The Numbers: The New Mad Men, which won the Imagen Award for Best National Informational Program.

Sabrina also produces media for nonprofit and grassroots organizations, and engagement campaigns that leverage documentaries for tools for social change. She is the Co-Chair of the Black Documentary Collective and serves on many media panels and juries. She is an honors graduate from New York University.