I learned to talk in Iran and to press the record button in the United States.
My work has focused on independent filmmaking, teaching media studies and production, and doing communications, fundraising and community engagement primarily for arts and cultural organizations. By day I work as the Development Manager at Working Films. I love: to watch TV and films (especially sci fi and fantasy), eat, cook, write, read, sew, this handsome guy and the young warrior princess we’re keeping alive together. I’m dedicated to: my Vipassana meditation practice (16 years), Philadelphia (21 years), and supporting the work of emerging artists.
A More Formal Bio
Sara Zia Ebrahimi is an Iranian-American cultural worker based out of the Philadelphia area. She currently works as the Development Manager at Working Films, a distributor of social justice documentary films that connects films with grassroots social change campaigns. Before working at Working Films her previous positions have included working as the Program Director at the Leeway Foundation, a Community Engagement Coordinator for Independent Television Service's (ITVS) Community Cinema program and as the Development and Communications Director at Bread & Roses Community Fund. She has almost 20 years of experience in film and video production, curation and supporting artists in community-based projects.