Sara Khaki

Sara Khaki was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She practiced painting at a young age and was determined to become a fine artist. Shortly after her high school education, Sara moved to the States. Upon her arrival at college, she discovered a course called “Time Based Media” where she became fascinated by transforming a well-composed frame into series of images that suggest movement in time and space. Her interest in painting slowly evolved into filmmaking. In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Cinematic Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County. To continue her passion in filmmaking, Sara moved to New York City. In 2012, she received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Social documentary filmmaking from School of Visual Arts, where she was a Social Documentary and Alumni Scholarship Award recipient. In 2013, Sara received the Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film. During her studies, Sara had the chance to travel to Iran to teach language and art to undocumented Afghan children, who were otherwise unable to pursue any kind of education. She became very interested in teaching. As an independent documentary filmmaker, Sara has a long lasting passion to preserve her culture and her native language by documenting untold stories as well as teaching language through art.