Watch the recording of the In Conversation between filmmaker Sara Dosa, the director of Fire of Love with SDI founder Noe Mendelle.
Fire of Love captures the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived — capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.
Sara Dosa (Director) is an Indie Spirit Award-nominated doc director and Peabody award-winning producer whose interests lay in telling unexpected character-driven stories about ecology, economy and community. Her ﬁrst feature as a director, “The Last Season,” won a Golden Gate Award at its SFIFF 2014 premiere and was nominated for the Indie Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. Dosa co-directed an Emmy-nominated episode of the Netﬂix music series “Re-Mastered.” Dosa’s third feature as a director, “The Seer & The Unseen,” premiered in 2019, winning awards at a number of festivals. As a producer, she produced the Peabody-winning “Audrie & Daisy” (2016 Sundance/Netﬂix Originals) and the Peabody- and Emmy-nominated “Survivors” (2018 IDFA/POV). Dosa co-produced the Academy Award-nominated “The Edge of Democracy” (2019 Sundance/Netﬂix Originals) as well as “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (2017 Sundance / Paramount). In 2018, DOC NYC named Dosa to the inaugural “40 Under 40” class of documentary ﬁlmmakers and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s in anthropology and international development economics from the London School of Economics.
“A story of love and discovery told with curiosity and care, Dosa honours her unique subjects — lending tenderness and poetry to the archive footage.” – Empire Online
“Fire of Love is one of a vanishingly rare breed of documentary that is determined to be “total cinema,” not just capturing the facts of what happened to its subjects but creating an entire aesthetic—a vibe—around them.” – RogerEbert.com