Untitled-13 Samantha Grant

Samantha Grant is a San Francisco based documentary filmmaker, journalist, and educator who has produced films about everything from the black market kidney trade in India to Mormon polygamy in Utah, Fair Trade roses in Ecuador to the resurgence of the handcrafting movement in America.

A third generation journalist, Sam considers it a joy and a privilege to bring to life stories that are compelling, character-driven narratives rooted solidly in journalism. Her approach to storytelling is informed by both her undergraduate degree in American Studies/Literature from Yale University and her Master’s of Journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. When she’s not shooting, recording, directing or producing independent documentaries, you can find Sam lecturing at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Stanford University, and the Knight Digital Media Center.


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