Sarah used her time at BAR to research for her latest feature 'Dead Dog' (working title). During the residence she focused on writing and exploring the mental and visual landscape of the film and develop the story and script. 

Still from 'Birds of September', 2013

Still from 'Birds of September', 2013

Sarah Francis
Dates of residency:
 Sept 4 - Oct 30
Born: 1983
Lives and works: Beirut, Lebanon

2006 MA Information and Communication Universite Saint!Joseph, Beirut
2005 BA Etudes Sceniques et audiovisuelles IESAV -Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut, 

Sarah grew up in Beirut and graduated from IESAV (Universite Saint Joseph Beirut). Since 2005 she has been working as a freelance director for many production companies and has participated in several workshops and labs.
Her first documentary Birds of September/Touyour Ayloul (2013) screened in many international festivals and museums including CPH:dox (Copenhagen), Art of the Real (Lincoln Center, New York), Dubai Film Festival, and Stedelijk museum(Amsterdam) and won several awards.
Her work also includes videos - including Nawal's rituals, (2014). She is now developing a new fiction project with the support of the Asian Cinema Fund.