Orlando Bagwell

Teaching Schedule - Spring 2017:

Course # Title Units Time Location
J286 History of Documentary 3 W 1:30 - 4:30 108/Lower NG
J284 Documentary Production 4 T 2:00 - 6:00 209 Greenhouse

Orlando Bagwell’s work represents some of the industry’s most influential films about the civil rights movement and the history of American race relations. He is best known for producing and directing Citizen King, a PBS documentary about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, and Eyes on the Prize, the 14-part series about the civil rights movement. He also produced and directed Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad, Malcolm X: Make It Plain, and Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History.

Bagwell is a co-founder and former director at the Ford Foundation. where he led the Freedom of Expression unit and served as the director of JustFilms, a foundation-wide initiative to support and inform social justice documentaries in Ford Foundation offices around the world. At UC Berkeley, Bagwell is the director of the documentary program. Bagwell earned a bachelor's degree in film from the University of Boston and continued to receive a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University.