Andréa Schmidt

Andréa Schmidt

Andréa Schmidt is an independent journalist and filmmaker. She has made current affairs films in more than a dozen countries, many in complex or high-risk environments, including “El Chapo’s Son: The Siege of Culiacán” for The Weekly (New York Times/FX/Hulu) which was awarded a News and Documentary Emmy. For Al Jazeera English’s documentary program Fault Lines, she produced and directed more than twenty films, including “Haiti: Six Months On,” which garnered Al Jazeera its first duPont-Columbia Award. Andréa helped launch AJ+, Al Jazeera’s digital channel, as the executive producer of short documentaries. She has also worked as a showrunner of documentary series and a managing editor of podcasts. Andréa serves as the secretary of the board of the ACOS (A Culture Of Safety) Alliance. Her production company, What Escapes Production, is based in Toronto.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Andréa Schmidt

Jun 62024

Safety Starts with a Contract

This interactive workshop enables visual journalists to confidently negotiate contractual terms to ensure fair treatment and safe working conditions.

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