Sarita Siegel is an American film director and producer best known for her award-winning documentaries and feature films. She has a unique and creative vision to create powerful stories with a distinct point of view.
Siegel was born in Los Angeles, California in 1972 and began her filmmaking career at an early age. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, she worked as an assistant director and production manager on a variety of feature film projects, including the independent feature film "The Big One" with director Michael Moore.
In 1999, Siegel directed her first feature-length documentary, "A Day in the Life of Deborah", which focused on the life of a San Francisco-based homeless woman. The film won numerous awards and was screened at film festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival.
In 2002, Siegel directed her second feature-length documentary, "The Curse of the Golden Flower", which explored the complex relationship between a traditional Chinese family and their arranged marriage. The film won the Best Documentary Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States.
In 2005, Siegel directed her first narrative feature film, "The Yes Men Fix the World". The film was an offbeat comedy about two corporate pranksters who travel around the world trying to expose corporate greed and corruption. It won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Siegel has also directed several short films, including "Hope", which won the Best Short Film Award at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2011.
In addition to her directing and producing work, Siegel is an advocate for social justice causes. She is a board member of several organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Documentary Association.
Siegel is an accomplished and respected filmmaker whose work has been featured in festivals around the world. Her unique and creative vision have allowed her to tell powerful stories that have captivated audiences.