Amber Fares

SocDoc Studios

Amber Fares is an award-winning documentary director and cinematographer. Her feature length directorial debut Speed Sisters (2015) premiered at Hot Docs, where it was one of the top 20 Audience Choice Awards. Speed Sisters has played in over 100 film festivals around the world, and is now available on Netflix and iTunes globally. Her films have received support from the Sundance Institute, the National Film Board in Canada, Fork Films, Chicken & Egg Films, Doha Film Institute, BRITDOC, and more. She is currently the cinematographer and co-producer on a feature length documentary, The Judge, about the first female judge appointed to the Shari'a courts.

Amber’s continually expanding storytelling approach is driven by the belief that personal stories can best help connect audiences to important topics and issues. She has worked with organizations like ACLU, UNICEF, UNRWA, Defence for Children International and Amnesty International. Amber was a 2014 Sundance Institute Edit and Story Lab Fellow.

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