As director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Sarah Wolozin develops and oversees lab projects, operations, and collaborations with leading media organizations including Sundance Film Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, IDFA DocLab, and National Film Board of Canada. She is the founder and editorial director of Docubase, an online curated database of the people, projects and technologies transforming documentary in the digital age. Together with Tribeca Film Institute, she launched the Media Impact Initiative and with the Sundance Institute she launched the Creating Critics Program, a partnership with Indiewire, Sundance and MIT to send MIT students to Sundance to write about New Frontier. She recently co-authored a report on the intersection of interactive documentary and digital journalism.
Whatever the platform, her main interest is in enabling diversity of voice and provoking thoughtful discussion and action through a good story. Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries and educational media for a wide variety of media outlets including PBS, Learning Channel, History Channel, NPR, websites and museums. She received her training from Blackside, Inc. makers of the Emmy award-winning, Eyes on The Prize, a PBS series about the civil rights movement. She went on to work on the Peabody award-winning series, I’ll Make Me A World: The History of African-American Arts. She started experimenting with the web back in the early stages of its public use and in 1996 created and produced an award-winning 8-week interactive web series based on a comic book character. She has sat on numerous committees and juries including Sundance New Frontier, Tribeca New Media Fund, the IFP Media Center, Puma Impact Award, and World Press Photo. She has presented at Sundance, SXSW, Storycode, MIT, DocMontevideo and many other venues. Sarah holds a BA in History from Barnard College, Columbia University and speaks fluent Italian.