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How We Get Free

Geeta Gandbhir


Co-Director, How We Get Free

Geeta Gandbhir is an award-winning director, producer, and editor. As a director, she won Best Documentary at the News and Doc Emmys for I Am Evidence, an HBO Documentary Film, and Best Government and Politics Documentary for Armed with Faith, a PBS Documentary film. As an editor, she won a Primetime Emmy for Best Editing for Spike Lee’s HBO documentary series When the Levees Broke and also for the HBO film By the People, The Election of Barack Obama. A documentary film she co-produced, The Sentence, for HBO, also won a Special Jury Primetime Emmy. In 2019 she directed the series Why We Hate with Amblin Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions for Discovery. Other award-winning feature docs she co-directed include Prison Dogs which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and aired on PBS. She created and is co-directing and co-producing a series on race with The New York Times Op-Docs titled The Conversation which won the AFI Documentary Film Festival and a MacArthur Grant. She also co-directed and edited the film, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. with Perri Peltz for HBO which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation grant, and a MacArthur Grant, among others, and in 2017, she was the recipient of Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Chicken & Egg Award.