Sara Manisera

Sara Manisera was selected for the 2024 Shortlist with Iraq Without Water: The Cost of Oil to Italy.

Sara Manisera is a reporter, author and director and has worked extensively in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and Italy. Her research focuses on environmental conflicts, gender issues and food supply chains. Her feature stories and investigations have been published by Al Jazeera, Libèration, El Pais, The Guardian, Irpi Media, Internazionale. In 2023, she became a fellow of the Bertha Foundation with a long-term project exploring grain’s global supply chains. 

She’s the author of ‘Racconti di schiavitù e lotta nella campagne” (Tales of slavery and struggle in the countryside), and the co-director of two documentaries, ‘La Terra mi tiene’ (The Earth holds me, Fada Collective, 2022) and ‘Iraq: Youth on the frontline’ (Arte, 2019). She has been awarded the Golden Dove for Peace (2018), the True Story Award (2019) for an investigation on Syria’s desaparecidos, and the UNCA Prince Albert II Award (2021) for her work on Iraqìs water crisis. She combines journalism and public participation, through local events, debates and festivals organised with FADA, a collective of journalists, photographers and authors, which she has co-founded.