Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Filmmaker

Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Filmmaker

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Thesis: Directing

Leslie Asako Gladsjo is a director, producer, and writer of documentaries that have won Emmy, Peabody, Columbia-DuPont, and NAACP Image Awards. Recently, she has made television programs and series for CNN, Discovery, and PBS, including two landmark mini-series on African American history hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: ‘Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise,’ about the black freedom struggle since the end of the civil rights movement, and ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,’ an epic journey through five centuries of black history. Formerly based in Paris, Gladsjo has directed and written numerous documentaries for European broadcasters including Arte, France 2, France 5, Canal Plus, BBC, RTBF, and others on social, political, and cultural topics ranging from immigration, religious practices, and prostitution to machine art and African hip hop. She has worked in over thirty countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

 

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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
October 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More
SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!
October 09, 2019

SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!

SVA MFA Documentary Faculty prides itself on the fact that our entire faculty are working filmmakers. And, they are busy! Here’s a rundown of just some of our faculty’s recent films. Click the links to watch the films & find out more! Read More
9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films
September 24, 2019

9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films

Celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 9th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 9, the class of 2019! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and a Read More