Filmmakers

Yasha Aginsky

Yasha Aginsky, an independent filmmaker and film teacher since 1967, has also been the editor, writer or director of over 50 independent films, including Academy Award nominee FOREVER ACTIVISTS by Judith Montell; the 2007 SF International Film Festival Best Short Documentary OUTSIDER by Betsy Bayha, and GRANNY D GOES TO WASHINGTON by Alidra Solday. With his film partner and wife, Carrie d’Inzillo Aginsky, Yasha has produced and made over 20 films which have won many awards and been broadcast internationally, including: BERNAL BLUES (1970); THAT’S OUR BABY (1975); HOMEMADE AMERICAN MUSIC (1980); PUTTING UP THE PICKLES (1981); LES BLUES DE BALFA and CAJUN VISITS (1983); THE GIFT (1995); FULL CIRCLE (1997); BRATSCH AT WORK (2000); WINE FROM THE HEART (2002) and WINE FROM THE RHONE (2007). For the Arhoolie Foundation, he directed, wrote and edited a documentary about the legendary New Lost City Ramblers called ALWAYS BEEN A RAMBLER (2009) and in 2012, he completed BANJO TALES with Mike Seeger for the Smithsonian Institution.