“In 2009, I founded an outreach organization, Grow Awareness Media, and created a half hour doc, Food Deserts in a Land of Plenty, about community-based solutions to fresh food access challenges in urban and rural communities. The film aired on several public televisions stations in Illinois. I’m currently working in the Hudson Valley as a Director of Photography, editor, and producer, and teaching at the college level while developing creative projects through my company. My work professionally as a documentary filmmaker and a camera woman has taught me the patience of waiting and watching.
Through cinematic and compositional practices, my work explores often unseen or under-presented persons, objects or phenomena.”
Sarah received her MFA in Film Directing from Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, she began editing for Emmy award winning Cinematographer Nancy Schiesari on her short, “Loaves and Fishes,” which played at several film festivals internationally and aired on PBS’s The Territory. She also edited and assistant edited Schiesari’s feature length Documentary, Hansel Mieth Vagabond Photographer on one of the pioneering women photojournalists of Time Magazine, Hansel Mieth, whose legacy was largely forgotten after she was later blacklisted during the McCarthy era.