Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Filmmaker

Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Filmmaker

Classes taught:
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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Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More
Fall Weekend Workshops
October 02, 2018

Fall Weekend Workshops

We've got three weekend workshops coming up in the Fall to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills and perfect your budget. Maybe you're just starting out and need the basics, or you are more experienced and want a refresher - the Read More
8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!
September 12, 2018

8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!

Join us to celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 8th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 8, the class of 2018! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspir Read More