2017 Breakthrough Award Recipient

Film phase: Completed

Geeta Gandbhir: 2017 Breakthrough Award Recipient

Geeta-Gandbhir-tempGeeta began her career in editing. As an editor, she has won two Emmy Awards. Her latest feature documentary, Prison Dogs, which she co-directed with Perri Peltz, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Her film with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival; won the Jury award for Best Documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival; and won the Humanitarian Award at the RiverRun Film Festival. She co-created and was a director on a series about race for The New York Times Op-Docs entitled The Conversation, which won an Online Journalism Award. Her film with Ms. Peltz, Remembering the Artist, Robert De Niro, Sr., for HBO, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She is currently finishing a feature documentary on a bomb disposal unit in Pakistan.