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Sabaah Folayan

Documentary Lab Dir
Firelight Media

Through screenwriting, filmmaking, and public speaking, Sabaah Folayan levels an optimistic yet unflinching gaze on the urgent questions of our time. Sabaah made her directorial debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, with the feature length documentary 'Whose Streets?'. Nominated for Peabody, Critic’s Choice, Gotham and NAACP Awards, the film chronicles the experiences of activists living in Ferguson, Missouri when Michael Brown Jr. was killed. In 2021, Sabaah wrote the series finale of HBO’s 'Betty,' a critically acclaimed comedy series about a crew of young female skateboarders in New York City. Her second feature documentary 'LOOK AT ME: XXXTENTACION' premiered at South by Southwest 2022 and is now streaming on Hulu.

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Events featuring Sabaah Folayan

Events featuring Sabaah Folayan