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About The Filmmaker
Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a teenager & first-time documentary filmmaker who comes to the profession as a seasoned photographer, entrepreneur and social justice advocate for over a decade.
At 14 years old, Kasha attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as a youth delegate for the first time. After hearing incredible stories of grassroots organizations efforts to find positive and sustainable solutions to daunting obstacles faced within their communities, Kasha had a watershed moment about how she could use her talents as a storyteller to make a difference. It was shortly after this event, with her mom Marla’s blessing and mentorship, that she launched The Global Sunrise Project; a social impact media hub focused on sharing solution-oriented stories about some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Drawing on her experiences and travels, Kasha outlines what being a global citizen means to her and puts forward a positive view of the world rooted in hope and optimism. Given the divisive forces threatening to tear our world apart, Kasha’s outlook will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration to adults and young people alike. Her work is ultimately a clarion call for celebrating diversity and extending one’s empathy beyond our national borders.
The Sunrise Storyteller
Taking a year out of high school, young filmmaker/photographer Kasha Sequoia, aka The Sunrise Storyteller, sets out on her 16th birthday on an ambitious mission to travel the world for six months for the purpose of documenting stories of hope, resilience and empowered leadership.
With a DSLR camera in hand and no clear itinerary or roadmap, she soon found herself intersecting with the lives of people determined to rise above adversity. She shares insights and engaging stories of people she meets along the way in her multi award-winning, first feature length documentary film The Sunrise Storyteller©
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