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DOSA Sara

DOSA
Sara

American director

Profession: Director

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Sara Dosa is an American documentary director and producer whose works have received Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominations and a Peabody win. Her directing work focuses on the human relationship with non-human nature, often exploring themes of interconnection, myth, ecology and economy told through personal character stories.

Early life

Dosa is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a master's degree in cultural anthropology and international development studies from the London School of Economics & Political Science where her work focused on critical theory, the anthropology of economy and geographies of power.

Career

Dosa's first film as a director was 2014's The Last Season, which followed two war veterans turned wild mushroom hunters who form an unexpected friendship in the Oregon woods. It was nominated for the Independent Spirit "Truer Than Fiction" Award in 2015. In 2018 Dosa and Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple co-directed an Emmy-nominated episode of Netflix's ReMastered Series, Tricky Dick & The Man in Black. That same year, Dosa was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Documentary Branch in 2018.

In 2019 she directed and produced The Seer & The Unseen, about Icelandic seer Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, who communicates with spirits of nature. The feature won awards at film festivals worldwide and was acquired by Utopia Distribution.

In 2022, Dosa directed Fire of Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as the Day One film in US Documentary Competition. Fire of Love won the Jonathan Oppenheimer Editing Award for editors Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput and received critical acclaim, named by Indiewire as the top documentary out of Sundance in a survey of 135 critics. Fire of Love was acquired by National Geographic Films and was released in 2022.

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