Before making documentaries, Sara MacPherson worked as a lawyer specializing in political asylum and family immigration. Her film work documents the immigrant experience and explores the intersection of personal stories with larger policy issues. Her short documentary Jornalero (Day Laborer) screened in HBO's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and numerous other festivals.
Sara has been a Fellow at the FilmHouse by the San Francisco Film Society and the San Francisco Film Commission, a Media Maker grantee with the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), a Documentary Fellow at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Academy and a STAND Fellow with the Film Arts Foundation.
She is a member of the SF Film Collective and lives in San Francisco.