Sami is a filmmaker and artist from San Francisco, CA. She has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, and youth educator. Coming from a background in visual anthropology, Sami’s films are interested in using visual language to explore narrative ambiguity and alternative modes of representation, while acknowledging the messy, contradictory, and often absurd nature of the world.
Her films have screened throughout the US and abroad, including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Antimatter, ZINEBI International Film Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and the De Young Museum. Sami received her B.A. in Anthropology and Documentary from New York University and her M.F.A. from Stanford's Documentary Film and Video program.
Night falls in a parking lot and a filmmaker has a series of unusual encounters.
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A solitary horse lives out her life in a remote canyon.
16mm black and white film
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A playful conversation between twin brothers leads to musings on twin life, identity, artistic vision, and toy collecting.