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Being Bold and Naïve | Sarah Moshman | Virtual Power Lunch
March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT - $20 – $30
Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Sarah will take us through how her love of filmmaking began, and how the camera gave her a voice and courage she hadn’t yet discovered. Sarah took her passions to film school, moved out to Los Angeles, and landed her very first job on the hit ABC show, Dancing with the Stars. While the job had its perks — 20 million viewers and a slew of celebrity talent to work with — Sarah felt like something was missing in her career and life. She set out to pursue her dream of making documentary films that can uplift, inform, and inspire.
Sarah will recount her experience of making her first film, The Empowerment Project, which shines a light on extraordinary women across the US — from a pilot to a mathematician, athlete, astronaut, four-star admiral, and many more. With humor and authenticity, Sarah will share the stories of these incredible women and share clips from her films to truly immerse the audience in these stories.
Sarah will then take us through the once-in-a-lifetime journey of her second film, Losing Sight of Shore, which follows the unbelievable true story of four brave women who set out to row across the Pacific Ocean — from America to Australia, over 8,000 miles! She will explain the risk she took in making the film, as well as the extreme dangers the crew faced on the voyage across the sea. Ultimately Sarah’s wildest dream came true — she sold the film to Netflix worldwide, and the film can be seen today in over 190 countries.
With a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to change the way the world perceives women, Sarah will entertain, enlighten, and encourage you to live your best life.
Here are some of the takeaways you’ll hear:
- We are all extraordinary — we just have to unleash our potential.
- It is so important to share our experiences and our stories — our voices matter.
- You can never cross the ocean without the courage to lose sight of the shore. You can leave a comfort zone in pursuit of a better version of yourself.
- We have the power to change our media landscape with our dollar and remote. We are more powerful than we could ever know.
Come feel inspired and empowered at this virtual lunch!
Sarah Moshman is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. Sarah has worked behind the camera on hit shows like Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef Masters, Minute to Win It, and more. After directing two short documentaries about female empowerment in young women, Girls Rock! Chicago (2010) and Growing Up Strong: Girls on the Run (2012), she set out to direct her first feature documentary, The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things (2014). It has been screened over 700 times around the US and around the world in schools, groups, organizations, and corporations, starting conversations about gender equality. With Indieflix as the distributor, the film has been sponsored by major brands like Nordstrom, American Girl, and Microsoft to spread the message far and wide. Sarah’s second feature documentary, Losing Sight of Shore, follows the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean. The film was released globally in 190 countries on Netflix in May 2017.
NEVERTHELESS is Sarah’s third feature documentary, which takes a look behind the headlines of #MeToo and Time’s Up to shine a light on the sexual harassment crisis and how we can rebuild our culture. Sarah is dedicated to telling stories that uplift, inform, inspire, and showcase strong female role models on screen.
Sarah is an inspiring speaker and adjunct professor in documentary film, and she is passionate about empowering the next generation of storytellers.
What is YOUR story?!
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