Early life and education
Poras worked as an apprentice to Thelma Schoonmaker at Martin Scorsese's Cappa Productions and was an apprentice and assistant editor on independent films such as Greg Mottola's Daytrippers and Alison Anders' Grace Of My Heart.
While living in Vietnam, Poras found the inspiration for her first film, Mai's America which was shown on PBS and was called the best documentary of 2002 by the Boston Phoenix and the best festival film of 2002 by the LA Times.
Her second film is Run Granny Run. Released by HBO in 2007, Run Granny Run is about the 2004 Senate campaign of then 94-year-old Doris 'Granny D' Haddock. The film won the Audience Award for Feature Documentary at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
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