Sahar Driver

Film + Strategy + Campaign Design + Social Change

Social movements need powerful stories. But if that is all it took to solve social problems, we wouldn’t have any. Strong and compelling stories that grapple with timely and important issues benefit from careful planning to ensure the message reaches the right audiences, in the right ways, at the right times.

I help filmmakers, funders, and movement leaders build strategic partnerships and plans that strengthen their respective projects and contribute to meaningful and sustainable change. Campaigns and projects that I have contributed to, through my work at Active Voice and elsewhere, have gone on to influence public discourse and measurable change related to immigration, racial justice, aging and eldercare, LGBT rights and inclusion, worker advocacy, and more.

 

Titles include: American Promise by Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster, American Revolutionary by Grace Lee, CARE by Deirdre Fishel and Tony Heriza, Facing Fear by Jason Cohen, Gideon's Army by Dawn Porter, The New Black by Yoruba Richen, Welcome to Shelbyville by Kim A. Snyder, and Who is Dayani Cristal? by Marc Silver.

Partnerships have included: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Caring Across Generations, Church World Service, Facing History and Ourselves, PFLAG, Teaching Tolerance, and the YMCA of the USA, among many others.

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Can Story Cut Through the Echo Chamber?

I use a recent blog post that I wrote for Immigrant Heritage Month as a space to explore this question, as it relates to the unlikely friendship that has grown between my white, ultra-conservative father and my ultra-liberal Congolese professor.

Check it out:  welcome.us/an-unlikely-friendship/