Sahra's latest documentary, "Deported," for NBC News, follows the global fight to end deportations of Cambodian Americans. Created by Sahra and produced independently through her own production company, "Deported" was filmed in three U.S. cities and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in late 2016. Watch the trailer above, and the entire documentary in 5 parts, below. "Deported" is available for streaming on NBCNews.com, NBC News YouTube, NBC News App, and NBC Asian America Facebook page.
Part 1 of 5: A Grassroots Movement
Part 2 of 5: Forced Family Separation
Part 3 of 5: An Urgent Appeal
Part 4 of 5: Beyond the United States
Part 5 of 5: A Global Movement
One Ounce Gold Productions
Sahra has created, produced, and directed over 14 documentaries under her own production company, One Ounce Gold. After watching Maker's Lane, NBC News reached out to Sahra to create an original series in an effort to launch their brand new video channel, NBC Asian America Presents. Self-Starters was born. Exploring human values of happiness, courage, and dreams, Self-Starters features Asian-American trailblazers around the country who are challenging social norms and carving their own path through doing what they love.
Documentary Series: Self-Starters
Maker's Lane is a documentary web series about entrepreneurs based in the trendsetting capital of the world -- New York. Each episode profiles a different creative hustler building their own vision and offers advice from self-made success stories. Through business, creativity and trailblazing, Maker's Lane inspires viewers to carve their own path and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the American Dream.
Maker's Lane Season 01 premiered May 2014, in celebration of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Season 01 featured entrepreneurs behind the following companies:
- Mott Street Cycles // Custom Bikes & Product Development // Cory Ng
- WunWun // Start Up Company & Software Development // Calvin Lai
- Moving Earth Productions // Film & Spoken Word Poetry // Kelly Tsai (3x HBO Def Poet)
- Outer Borough // Food Start Ups & Smorgasburg Vendor // Carson Yiu
- EZ Threadz // Fashion Design & Brand Creation // Inez Galvez
Watch the trailer:
Maker's Lane Season 01 was presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, sponsored by Hyphen Magazine and featured on Colorlines, NBC News and Huffington Post. Click here to read all the press love.
For all episodes and featured blog posts, visit the Maker's Lane website.