Sara Khaki, born and raised in Tehran, Iran, graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore Country (UMBC) with her BFA in Film/Video and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) with her MFA in Social Documentary Film, where she was a Social Documentary and an Alumni Scholarship award recipient. During her undergraduate studies, she acquired skills in Film/Video pre-production, production, and post-production while working for CAmm Cage at the Creative Alliance of Baltimore City.
So far in her career, Sara has directed and produced a number of short experimental as well as documentary films. After graduating from SVA, Sara interned with Isotope Film Production as an assistant editor on a feature length documentary about Elaine Stritch called “Elaine Stritch: So Shoot Me”.
For a short period of time, Sara also had a privilege of assisting Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple on her upcoming films The Nation and The Mariel Hemingway project, while interning at Cabin Creek Films in New York City. She recently finished her thesis documentary film about an Iranian plastic surgeon who works with victims of war.
She is now working as a New Social Media and Production Associate at Firelight Media, specifically working on their upcoming PBS documentary The Black Panthers: Seize the Time, while working on strategies to distribute and festival her own recent film.