Petra Daher

Petra Daher specializes in documentary film production, digital storytelling, and photography. Petra studied at Michigan State University and is the proprietress of the Media Production Company Petra Daher Productions. She's also an Independent Film Director, her films explore culture, creativity, environmentalism, and grassroots activism. Petra has produced and worked on award-winning films that have screened at film festivals, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and public and educational television. Her photography has been exhibited in galleries and published nationally in a variety of media outlets. She loves to share her passion for storytelling and has taught Digital Filmmaking, Photography, Podcasting, and Puppet Theater to people of all ages. She’s an artist in residence for the Wharton Center’s Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program and works with teachers to integrate puppetry and digital storytelling into their lesson plans. In 2019 Petra Productions released the film In Peace We Trust, a documentary about the Meta Peace Team, a group that teaches nonviolence techniques as alternatives to militarism. The documentary is currently streaming on the Reel Women’s Network. She was also the Michigan Director of Photography for Jane Rosemont’s award-winning feature documentary, Acting Like Nothing is Wrong, about Hollywood actor Jim Hoffmaster. Petra Productions is currently working on two films a documentary series called Great Lakes Water Warriors, about the Great Lakes Water Protectors working to safeguard water and enforce healthy water policies, and Uniting People, a documentary about the rebirth of the Poor People’s Campaign, a social justice movement led by Rev. William Barber inspired the largest wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in the 21st century in the United States. Petra’s excited to return to The Old Town General Store for Arts Night Out in September and will be sharing a preview of her documentary Uniting People that will be released in Fall of 2023 , as well as a collection of her Nature, Portrait, and Street Photography.