Sara Gouveia is an award winning filmmaker living in South Africa. Her mid-length documentary “Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements” won the audience award for Best South African Documentary Film at the Tri Continental Film Festival 2011 and screened at festivals worldwide.
Sara’s first feature length documentary “The Sound of Masks”, set in Mozambique, had its World Premiere at IDFA 2018 and was officially selected for the Marrakech International Film Festival 2018. The film was funded by the N.F.V.F., the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and RTP.
Sara has worked as a writer, director, cinematographer and editor in commercials, online campaigns and short documentaries for various clients such as Amnesty International, SWHAP, Regency Global, Old Mutual Bank, TechnoServe and Project 90×2030. She has created a number of music videos for South African artists and her work has been featured in the AfroPunk online magazine, MTV Base and S.A.B.C.