Season 1, Episode 2: Sarah Moshman
PLEASE NOTE: This interview was conducted right before the outbreak of COVID-19 across the U.S. As we all grapple with the severity of this pandemic, we hope that this podcast will help to nourish your soul as we navigate these uncharted waters together. Stay healthy and safe!
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Our guest on this episode is Sarah Moshman, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America and other media outlets. Sarah was a keynote speaker at the Smart Woman Summit produced by Smart Meetings and blew the audience away with her talk.
Sarah's career began as a field producer on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars which she worked on for 10 seasons. She also gained experience on other shows for NBC, MTV, Lifetime, Bravo and the Food Network.
From there, Sarah went on to direct both short and feature length documentaries including The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, which has been screened around the world more than 700 times.
Her powerful and moving film Losing Sight of Shore was released globally in 190 countries on Netflix in 2017 and tells the story of the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia.
Her newest film, NEVERTHELESS, takes a look behind the headlines of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and follows the intimate stories of seven individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace or school context. The film shines a bright light on this timely topic and uses the power of cinema for change.
In this podcast Sarah touches on her early interest in film-making (and gives thanks to her Dad who serves as one of her role models), and discusses her dedication to telling stories that uplift, inform and inspire, as well as showcase strong female role models on screen. She speaks about empowering the next generation of storytellers, discusses the challenges documentary film-makers face, and relates how she tries to blend her business acumen, creativity, and passion in an effort to create positive social change. She believes strongly in the power documentaries can have in making the world a better place, and she is committed to bringing to the screen stories that matter.