Sara has been involved with InsightShare since she first took the training course in 2006, after which she joined the team as an intern, then co-facilitator and finally lead facilitator. Now an InsightShare Associate, Sara is one of a team of facilitators working to deliver a 10 month project of 4 stages: capacity building for BRAC Uganda in using Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation.
Further current work includes projects around Indigenous Food Sovereignty with a capacity building training in Meghalaya, North-Eastern India; and a partnership with the ‘Welcome to the UK’ project that supports women newly arrived in the UK, and prepares women in Bangladesh waiting to emigrate. Past work ranges from short projects, conferences, UK training courses, to trainings abroad, and capacity building phases (e.g. Mexico hub, Transparency International, Balkans, Nigeria, Namibia, and Kyrgyzstan). In 2008 she took a sabbatical to complete a Masters in Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film in Manchester, where her final film was an observational documentary about different generations of Bengalis living in London.
Sara studied Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and worked for Survival International before joining InsightShare. She was attracted by Participatory Video by its potential for giving people a means to self-representation, but remains most excited when people realise their unknown potential during the process, discovering a new understanding of themselves and others.