Sarah Colt is an independent documentary filmmaker. Most recently, she wrote, directed, and produced “A Nation Reborn” and “A New Light” for FRONTLINE and American Experience’s special six hour series God in America. In 2009, two films of hers aired on PBS: “The Polio Crusade,” a one-hour program about the development of the polio vaccine for PBS’s American Experience history series and “Geronimo,” for PBS’s special series on Native American history, We Shall Remain.
Before moving to Boston and starting her own company, Colt worked for David Grubin Productions, where she produced the highly acclaimed biography “RFK,” and earned an Emmy award for Outstanding Science, Nature, and Technology for co-producing “The Secret Life of the Brain,” a five-part series. Some of her other producing credits include “Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm,” “Making Schools Work with Hedrick Smith,” and “Young Doctor Freud.” In 2004 Colt was awarded an International Reporting Project Fellowship through Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and traveled to Namibia to report on the racial imbalance of land ownership in Southern Africa. “This Land is Ours” became a FRONTLINE WORLD and is streaming on the web.
Colt attended Harvard University where she began her documentary career as a still photographer and earned several prizes for her work, including a Radcliffe Traveling Fellowship, which allowed her to spend a year in Zimbabwe after graduation.