Geeta Gandbhir

Geeta Gandbhir

Film Director

About the Director

Geeta Gandbhir is an award winning director, producer and editor. As 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 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. Other films she edited, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, My Neighborhood, and When the Levees Broke all won Peabody Awards.

In 2019 she directed the series Why We Hate with Amblin Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions for Discovery, and a feature doc titled Hungry to Learn for Soledad O'Brien Productions. In 2017 she directed an episode of the Netflix series Rapture for Mass Appeal. 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 DeNiro Sr. with Perri Peltz for HBO which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.

Her latest project Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power, has received wide critical acclaim and is currently streaming on Amazon and Apple TV.

She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation grant, a MacArthur Grant, among others, and in 2017, she was the recipient of Chicken and Eggs prestigious Breakthrough Filmmaker Award.