Sara Obeidat

Associate Producer

Sara was an inaugural FRONTLINE-Columbia Abrams Journalism Fellow in 2015. She graduated that year from Columbia Journalism School’s documentary program, where she co-directed and produced two films: one on NYPD surveillance and use of informants in New York City's Muslim community, and a second on adults with Autism. Before Columbia, she was a producer and reporter for 7iber, a Jordan-based multimedia storytelling platform, and a student at the London Film Academy, where her short film on the Syrian revolution as seen through the eyes of two Syrian women in exile was screened in the student portion of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Sara interned at Rain Media, where she worked on the FRONTLINE film Obama at War, and the Documentary Group, where she worked on outreach for the film Girl Rising.

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London, UK

Journalist Nawal al-Maghafi Yemen
Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up
How the coronavirus pandemic has deepened Yemen's humanitarian crisis.
February 9, 2021
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The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
FRONTLINE investigates the rise of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
October 1, 2019
Notes From An Invisible War
FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith witnesses chaos and suffering on a rare trip to Yemen – a closer look inside a largely invisible war.
October 26, 2017
Inside Yemen
An up-close look at how Yemen’s humanitarian crisis was worsened by a brutal war.
October 18, 2017
The Fight Against the Pakistani Taliban: What Are the Costs?
Local police and a paramilitary force have joined the army in the fight against the Taliban in Pakistan. Is the strategy working?
November 17, 2015
America's Immigration Battle By the Numbers
The U.S. has deported an average of 403,500 people each year during the Obama administration. What else do the numbers say about the nation's immigration system?
October 21, 2015
Muammar Qaddafi and Libya's Legacy of Terrorism
Attacks that the former Libyan leader is thought to have supported either directly or indirectly spanned more than two decades, multiple nations, and killed or injured countless innocent lives.
October 13, 2015
California Governor Signs Bill To Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide
California has become the largest state in the nation to legalize the controversial practice of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
October 5, 2015
Military Overlooked Sexual Abuse by Afghan Allies, Investigation Says
A new investigation by The New York Times finds that U.S. soldiers were told not to intervene in cases of sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan allies.
September 21, 2015
Female Farm Workers Awarded $17 Million in Florida Abuse Case
The jury award is among the largest on record in a case involving the sexual abuse of one of the most invisible members of the U.S. workforce -- migrant workers in the agriculture industry.
September 15, 2015
Justice Department Signals a Shift in its Policing of Wall Street
In a memo to federal prosecutors, the department says it is putting a new emphasis on prosecuting individuals for corporate wrongdoing, instead of just the companies they work for.
September 10, 2015