Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television-video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years. He recently completed as producer/director August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, a ninety-minute documentary for the PBS series American Masters. His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton’s Blackside production Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads; he received an Emmy Award for one of his episodes in this series. Eight years later, he returned to Blackside as co-executive producer/producer of Hampton’s last documentary series, I’ll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community, for which he received a Peabody Award. Between 1990 and 2010, Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee’s films: Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, and Bamboozled. Pollard and Lee co-produced a number of documentary productions for the small and big screen: Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a biographical sketch for HBO for which Pollard received an Emmy Award; 4 Little Girls, an Academy Award–nominated feature documentary about the 1963 Birmingham church bombings; and When the Levees Broke, a four-part documentary that won numerous awards, including a Peabody Award and three Emmy Awards. In 2010, he co-produced and supervised the edit on If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise, the follow-up to When the Levees Broke. In 2012, Pollard completed as a producer/director Slavery By Another Name, a ninety-minute documentary for PBS that was in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. That same year, he completed editing on the feature length documentary Venus and Serena, which was televised nationally on Showtime.