Sara Lafleur-Vetter

Sara Lafleur-Vetter is a filmmaker and a photojournalist with a passion for telling stories of the underdog and the underbelly of society. She holds a Master’s in Journalism specializing in Documentary Film from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She believes in the power of film and photography to better the world, is engaged to a wonderful man named Leaf, and hopes to live long enough to tell really good stories. She also recently welcomed her first child into the world. 

At present, Sara is working on a feature-length film about several indigenous pipeline fighters who were transformed by their experience at Standing Rock. 


Dorothea Lange Fellowship, January 2015
Winner, Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award, November 2015
Finalist, CINE Golden Eagle Award, September 2015                             Winner, Berkeley Film Foundation Saul Zaentz Award, July 2017


The Guardian, Center for Investigative Reporting, Fusion, AJ+, The New York Times, Outside Online, KQED, KPFA, East Bay Express, San Francisco Magazine, CNN Traveler Magazine, African Development Bank, Fodor’s, St. Petersburg Times


Sacramento, CA