Based in San Francisco, Yasha Aginsky has been an independent filmmaker and film teacher since 1967. Yasha has been the editor of over 50 independent films , including Academy Award nominees Forever Activists by Judith Montell and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo by Susanna Muñoz and Lourdes Portillo. He recently directed and edited a documentary about the New Lost City Ramblers and old-time music, Always Been a Rambler (2009) produced for the Arhoolie Foundation.
With his 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).
Yasha has recently finished work on the documentary BANJO TALES with Mike Seeger.