Yaara Sumeruk

Yaara Sumeruk is an Argentinian-South African director, editor and story editor. She works in both fiction and nonfiction film, focusing on making the invisible visible, whether it’s under-represented communities, body language or women being human in the world. Her films have screened at Locarno International Film Festival, Short Shorts Tokyo, Encounters International Documentary Festival, Camden International Film Festival and The Museum of the Moving Image. Commercially, she has directed videos for Eastern Bank, Converse, Google, Penguin Books, USPS, Rado Watches, and has edited trailers for director Spike Lee, The Sundance Institute and many other independent films. Before becoming an independent filmmaker, she worked as story editor to screenwriter Justin Haythe (The Lone Ranger, Red Sparrow) and ran video production at BOND/360, a documentary distributor. Yaara is a MacDowell Fellow, School of Making Thinking Resident, and has taught film at Princeton University and The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.