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Sara Archambault

Program Director, LEF Foundation

SARA ARCHAMBAULT is the Program Director at the LEF Foundation, a private foundation supporting compelling new documentary film production by New England-based directors, and Programmer/Co-founder of the award-winning documentary film series The DocYard at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Sara has an extensive professional history in production, programming, foundation work and artist support. She was Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Managing Producer for Ebb Pod Productions on the Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North, and Producer with Christopher Lydon’s radio program Open Source. Sara is producing the feature documentary Street Fighting Man which has received support from IFP Week's Spotlight on Documentary, Hot Docs International Pitch Forum, Film Independent Documentary Lab, San Francisco Film Society and the Sundance Documentary Fund. She is also producing a new project by JP Sniadecki (Iron Ministry, Foreign Parts) called Rainbow Farm and Sierra Pettengill’s (Town Hall, The Reagan Show) new film Riotsville. She is frequently an advisor, juror, moderator, and panelist with a number of film festivals. Sara is a 2013 Sundance Creative Producers Lab Fellow and was sited among the "Ten to Watch" in 2013 by The Independent.