THE DIRECTOR

Sara’s medium-length documentary Mama Goema: the Cape Town Beat In Five Movements (55 min, 2011) won the award for Best SA Documentary at the TriContinental Film Festival 2011, screened at festivals worldwide and was broadcast on SABC. She was an alumnus of the Durban Film Mart 2014 Pitching Forum, IDFAcademy Summer School 2015 and 2017, Encounters Producers Lab 2015 and Rough Cut Lab and a Hot Docs Blue Ice Fellow with. Her debut feature documentary “The Sound of Masks” premiered at IDFA 2018, and was funded by by the N.F.V.F., the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Development Fund, the IDFA Bertha Fund and RTP.

Sara has produced and directed a number of short documentary films, music videos and international campaigns such as “Hunted for their Body Parts” for Amnesty International and “NGIYAPHILA: Spirituality and Sexuality” for Steps for the Future and she has also worked as a cinematographer and editor for documentaries for China Central TV, SaltPeter Productions, Regency, Project 90 by 2030 amongst others.

She is currently in development with the short film “Nawar: She Who Guards Herself”.