Sarah Dawson

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Sarah Dawson is currently a programmer at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA). Her previous roles have included Associate Programmer at Sheffield Doc/Fest and Festival Manager at the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, as well as writing and lecturing on film for various institutions and publications. She has an MA in Film Theory from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Areas of expertise: festival strategy, ethics of filmmaker-subject relationships, hybrid documentary; the requirements of the IDFA Bertha Fund.