Sara Dosa is an award-winning documentary director and producer whose interests lay in telling character-driven stories about the human relationship to ecology and economy.
Her first feature as a director, THE LAST SEASON, which tells the story of two former soldiers turned wild mushroom hunters made its World Premiere at SFIFF 2014, taking home a Golden Gate Award, and was nominated for the Indie Spirit “Truer than Fiction Award.” Most recently, Dosa directed an Emmy nominated episode of the Netflix music docu-series REMASTERED about Johnny Cash's 1970 concert for Richard Nixon; and recently premiered her third feature as a director THE SEER & THE UNSEEN at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival where the film won the McBaine Bay Area Documentary Prize. THE SEER & THE UNSEEN was called “Captivating, strong and surprising” by The Hollywood Reporter and “Elegant, deft and inquisitive” by Variety, and “Sublime” by The Playlist. The film went onto its International Premiere at Hot Docs and is touring the international festival circuit.
As a documentary producer, she recently produced the Peabody and Emmy nominated SURVIVORS about Ebola in Sierra Leone (2018 IDFA / POV); co-produced AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (2017 Sundance / Paramount) and THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY (2019 Sundance / Netflix); and, produced Peabody award-winning AUDRIE & DAISY (2016 Sundance / Netflix Originals). Dosa also produced the VR piece MELTING ICE (Sundance 2016) as well as the short film BORDER PATROL BODY SLAM for NY Times OpDocs in 2013. In 2018, DOC NYC named Dosa to the inaugural “40 under 40” class of documentary filmmakers to watch and was also named to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Documentary Branch. She graduated from Wesleyan University holds a joint Masters in Anthropology and International Development Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science.