Sara Dosa

Sara Dosa is an Indie Spirit Award-nominated nonfiction director and Peabody award-winning producer whose film work explores the human relationship to non-human nature often through tropes of allegory, myth and magic realism. Her work has been shown at festivals worldwide such as Sundance, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, CPH:DOX and Visions du Réel and has screened in partnership with museums such as the MOMA, BAMPFA and The Louvre.

Most recently, Dosa directed Fire of Love, which premiered on Opening Night of Sundance 2022 where it won the Jonathan Oppenheimer Editing Award and was acquired by National Geographic Films and Neon for a 2022 release. Other directing titles include the Indie-Spirited Award nominated The Last Season a verité portrait of two Oregon veterans turned wild mushroom hunters; and the Golden Gate Award-winning The Seer & The Unseen, a magic realist fable about and Icelandic woman in communication with spirits of nature. Dosa’s producing credits include the Peabody winning Audrie & Daisy (Sundance / Netflix 2016) and the Peabody and Emmy-nominated Survivors (IDFA / POV 2018). Dosa co-produced the Academy Award-nominated The Edge of Democracy (Sundance / Netflix 2019) as well as An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Sundance/Paramount 2017).

In 2018, Dosa was named to the inaugural class of DOCNYC’s “40 under 40” and was also inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture’s Documentary Branch. She graduated with a high honors degree in anthropology from Wesleyan University and with a joint masters in cultural anthropology and international development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dosa lives and works in Berkeley, California.