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, the feature-length documentary has entertained audiences at over 50 theatrical venues including a week run at Film Forum in New York City. CATCHING OUT has aired on the Sundance Channel, Canal+ in Poland, and Free Speech TV. 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.
Recently, Sarah made a short video for the Natural Resources Defense Council about farmers in the Sacramento River Delta and Salmon Fisherman along the California coast. She also worked as a media consultant for Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS, two exciting non-profit tech companies.
Sarah is the recipient of several awards, including the Pacific Pioneer Fund’s fellowship for Emerging Documentary Filmmakers and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Sarah lives in the mountains of Southern California with her Dutch-Canadian husband and works freelance on television commercials when not pursuing her passion for documentary storytelling.