Sarah George made her directorial debut with the documentary CATCHING OUT. The film follows several contemporary hobos who dissent against mainstream American consumer culture by traveling for free on freight trains. After premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2002, Sarah took the film on a self-styled distribution tour, hopping freight trains between screenings across the country. To date CATCHING OUT has entertained audiences at over 50 theatrical venues including Film Forum in New York City and a castle in Poland! CATCHING OUT premiered on the Sundance Channel in 2004 and Microcinema International released the DVD in June 2008.
In 2007, Sarah made PAULINE AND IRJA, a short documentary that was commissioned by Al Jazeera International for their Witness strand. The film profiles two octogenarian activists who take to the streets to promote peace in the wake of 9/11.
Sarah has received several awards, including fellowships from Pacific Pioneer Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, she worked for a local conservation organization in Tanzania before becoming a filmmaker. Her documentary work continues her commitment to a sustainable future for the planet and it’s people.