Sasha Friedlander

Sasha Friedlander

Sasha Friedlander directed, produced, shot and edited the feature-documentary "Where Heaven Meets Hell." The ITVS-funded film, set in East Java, Indonesia, won numerous prizes including Best Feature Documentary Film at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival and Special Mention for Outstanding Cinematography at the LAAPFF. At the One World International Human Rights Film Festival in Prague, the Václav Havel Jury gave a Special Mention Award to "Where Heaven Meets Hell" for its “exceptional contribution to the defense of human rights.” The Alliance of Women Film Journalists awarded Sasha an EDA Award for Documentary Artistry in 2013. Sasha received a MacArthur grant and support from the Sundance Institute for her upcoming feature documentary, ""Mudflow"", which she is co-directing in East Java, Indonesia. Sasha holds a BA from UCLA and an MFA in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts.

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10th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase April 1-4, 2021
March 22, 2021

10th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase April 1-4, 2021

Join Us to Celebrate the Films of SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film  Class of 2020 Celebrating SocDoc's tenth class of graduates, Showcase Screenings will take place entirely online April 1-4, and are available worldw Read More
SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020
October 16, 2020

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020

SocDoc has a strong showing with several films from our clever faculty and alumni, as well as our annual student showcase. Read More
Alumni New Films News Round-Up
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Alumni New Films News Round-Up

A lot of our smart & talented alumni are out in the world with their films at pitch markets, festivals, and streaming - take a look! Read More

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
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SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

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