Sara Suarez



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.