Gilda Sheppard

Gilda Sheppard is an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker whose new feature documentary, Since I Been Down, is now available on VOD. Sheppard is a 2017 Hedgebrook Fellow for documentary film and a 2019 recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship. Her documentaries include stories of resilience of Liberian women and children refugees in Ghana; stories of three generations of Black families in an urban neighborhood; and a film ethnography of stories from folklore started by Zora Neale Hurston in Alabama’s AfricaTown. For over a decade, Sheppard has taught sociology classes in Washington State prisons and is a co-founder and faculty for FEPPS- Freedom Education for Puget Sound, an organization offering college credited courses at Washington Correctional Center for Women. Gilda is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus. (Photo by Elliot Solomon, courtesy Gilda Sheppard.)


Film: To Imagine What is Possible

By Gilda Sheppard | June 2, 2022

Film: To Imagine What is Possible

Since I Been Down director Gilda Sheppard on the way that creative imagination has shaped her distinctive approach to filmmaking.