2020 Festival
Award-Winning Docs

Call Center Blues

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Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait  of an unlikely  community of US deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.Â

Geeta Gandbhir, Director
Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for six Emmy Awards and has won four In 2019 she directed the series WHY WE HATE for Amblin Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, due to air in October of 2019 on Discovery. In 2018, a feature documentary she co-produced titled The Sentence premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won a 2019 Primetime Emmy. In 2017, she co-directed a feature documentary for HBO titled I Am Evidence which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival which won a 2019 News and Doc Emmy. She also co-directed the documentary feature film Armed With Faith for PBS which premiered at the 2017 Sheffield Film Festival and won a 2019 News and Doc Emmy. In 2016, other 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 will air on PBS in 2018. 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.

As an editor, her films have twice been nominated for the Academy Award, winning once, and also have won four Peabody Awards and multiple Emmys. These films include: Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown with Alex Gibney which won a Peabody Award, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley for HBO, When the Levees Broke for HBO which won four Emmys and a Peabody, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama for HBO which won an Emmy, Music By Prudence for HBO which won an Academy Award, Budrus, God is the Bigger Elvis which was nominated for the 2012 Academy Awards and Which Way is the Frontline From Here? which was nominated for the 2014 News and Doc Emmys. 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.

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Award-Winning Docs
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