The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with experience in all aspects of production, from research and development to producing, editing and directing.

Her editing debut won an Emmy for WGBH’s Greater Boston Arts series, and she has continued to distinguish herself as a producer and editor on numerous award-winning films, TV programs and web series.

Her latest film, QUEST: The Fury and the Soundwill have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

Among her other works are BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, winner of the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color award at the 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival, and DOCUMENTED, the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and his fight for immigration reform.

Other credits include Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was named in the Chicago Tribune’s “Best Documentaries of 2007; The New Black; and The New Mad Men, which won the 2015 Imagen Award for Best National Informational Program.

Sabrina is on the board of the Yale Visual Law Project with Fred Wiseman and Alex Gibney and also teaches documentary filmmaking at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.