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Sara Suarez is a filmmaker & sound artist in Los Angeles. She makes documentary and experimental films that study American history, spirituality, and our environment. She uses analog film, field recordings, dance-based expression, and psychoacoustics in her work. Her most recent short film, Watermarks, studies how confederate monuments conceal invisible histories in the Virginia landscape; it premiered at Slamdance 2019. She aims to explore the boundaries of knowledge and documentary, create new modes of expression, and illustrate what is invisible in our world. 

I’m an independent filmmaker working in Los Angeles, making documentary, nonfiction and experimental films that study American history, spirituality, and our environment. In my work, I tend to use analog film, field recordings, dance-based expression, and intense, unconventional sound design. I’m interested in the physiological and emotional effects of sound, both as an aspect of the environment, and in sonic composition and manipulation. I recently developed two courses for CalArts based on this research.

My most recent film, Watermarks, studies how confederate monuments conceal invisible histories in the Virginia landscapes; it premiered at Slamdance 2019. A new project, and a few collaborations, are underway…stay tuned! I also work as a film sound editor/designer.

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