Sara Khaki is an Iranian-American documentary director, producer, and editor. A Sundance Film Institute grantee, Sara is dedicated to telling stories related to women’s rights and empowerment, shedding light on those who have been neglected. Her co-directed short, OUR IRANIAN LOCKDOWN, featured on the Guardian, was nominated for the 2020 IDA Awards, which led to her co-directing contribution to a Netflix original feature-length documentary, CONVERGENCE. This film received a 2022 Emmy nomination.
Her first feature film, CUTTING THROUGH ROCKS, currently in production, has received support from Sundance Film Institute, Firelight Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Bertha Foundation, among others. Sara graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMBC) with her BFA in cinematic arts and from the School of Visual Arts (SVA,) with an MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking. She is the co-founder of Gandom Films Production L.L.C., a U.S.-based company that collaborates with top industry professionals to create socially engaging films. Sara works and resides between Iran and the United States.