Development Director & Co-Founder
Associate Producer of It Will Be Chaos, a HBO documentary that tell two unforgettable refugee stories of fearless refugees in search of a better and safer future. The journeys unfold between Eritrea, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, the Balkan corridor, Austria, Sweden and Germany.
Executive Producer of ACROSS - Dance Your Soul Out, an intimate portray of Suleyman, a talented Syrian refugee teaching Latin dances in the Southern Turkish city of Gaziantep and Hisham, a brave and resilient Syrian physiotherapist volunteering in a rehabilitation clinic of former opposition fighters, who have been fatally paralysed by snipers of the Syrian regime.
Production Consultant for Refuge, a Columbia University Thesis Film by Federico Spiazzi and Federica Belletti: at a crossroad in Athens, Greece, people of different nationalities, including locals, refugees and tourists come together. Only for a moment.
Sara leads SAHR’s strategic growth, global communication and international advocacy efforts. She applies her unbridled energy and lust for life to ensure our financial sustainability, build long-lasting partnerships and unlock the promise of justice by leveraging trustworthy relationships both at the local and at the highest levels.
Sara’s passions and talents lie in visual storytelling, public speaking and impact filmmaking; in recent years she has produced three award-winning documentaries covering powerful journeys and accounts of Syrian refugees.
Previously, she worked for the Italian Embassy in Egypt, the German Development Agency in Morocco, the International Rescue Committee in Iraq and the UN in New York, Jordan and at Turkish-Syrian border.
Sara holds a Bachelor’s in Political and Social Science from the Free University in Berlin and a Master’s in International Security with Distinction from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. She speaks Arabic, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English and Italian.
Sara was part of our Women’s Property and Land Rights Project in Afghanistan. After the revolution in Libya, she interviewed Libyan women’s rights activists in Tripoli on the future of women’s rights and Islam in post-revolutionary Libya, the findings of which she presented at a conference at the London School of Economics and Political Science.