Sarah Howitt is the Producer and Director of Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centers.
She is a BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker who lives and works
in Glasgow, Scotland. She has worked in television in the UK for over 20
years and travelled the world in the line of duty, making films in
numerous countries including China, India, Belarus, Uganda, South
Africa, Australia, the US and of course her native UK.
Although she is freelance her work is almost always commissioned by the BBC - films have included Chinese School ; Lost Kingdoms of Africa; The Bridge
[BAFTA Scotland Best Single documentary 2015]; The Town that Thread
Built ; The Force . She has a special interest in culture
and the humanities, and often works on films about the arts and social
history. She recently completed a Masters in Human Rights and hopes to
combine that with her film-making.
Her film Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centers 
- which features interviews with Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers and
Norman Foster - was a real labor of love. She said “The Maggie’s charity
is truly unique in the world, to feel you’re doing some good with your
film-making, whilst at the same time getting to meet some of the most
famous architects in the world, was an utter privilege. The only
disappointment was that Zaha Hadid passed away just after agreeing to
give me an interview. Thankfully the wonders of the BBC archive meant we
could include her in a small way.”