Ken Schneider

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Guest Artist, Film & New Media

About Ken

Ken Schneider is a Peabody-winning producer/director who has also edited nearly 40 feature documentaries for PBS, HBO, Showtime and Al-Jazeera. He received a Peabody as co-producer and editor of Soft Vengeance. He edited the Oscar-nominated Regret to Inform, described by the New York Times as "unforgettable ... exquisitely filmed, edited and scored." Films he edited have earned multiple Emmys, a Columbia-Dupont, three Peabodys, an Indie Spirit, and top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Schneider is drawn to stories of war and peace, human rights, artists, American history, contemporary social issues, and Cuba. He directs and edits in both English and Spanish.

Schneider has taught at NYU-Tisch, Chapman University, and San Francisco City College; he has lectured at the SF Art Institute, University of San Francisco, and Harvard. He has been a panelist for the National Endowment for Humanities, the Emmys, and various film festivals. Other projects include: Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (Peabody), Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Emmy winning series), The Judge (TIFF), In Football We Trust (Emmy, Sundance), Orozco: Man of Fire, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (PBS' American Masters), Mankiller, Store Wars, School Colors (PBS' Frontline), Bolinao 52, and Ancestors in the Americas. Most recently, he co-directed the documentary Los Hermanos/The Brothers, praised in the New York Times as "a warm and buoyant portrait."