First name / Last name
Kasha Sequoia Slavner
fields of expertise
Filmmaking, photography, social entrepreneur
I´m constantly looking for
Mentors, sponsorship, funding, collaborations, volunteers,
Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a GEN Z, multi-award-winning first-time documentary filmmaker who comes to the profession as a seasoned photographer, entrepreneur and social justice advocate for over a decade.
She was only 16 years old when she set out across the world for six months to make The Sunrise Storyteller and completed it upon returning to high school.
Using her passion for visual storytelling to make the world a better place, she was selected as the recipient of the very first Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace.
In addition, Kasha was selected for the class of 2017 Global Teen Leaders by legendary music producer Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation & TEDxTeen and was also selected into the inaugural cohort of the We Global Learning Centre’s new social entrepreneurship program. Most recently, she joined Yunus & Youth as a 2018 Fellow.
In addition, Kasha tours with a 32 piece photography exhibition “Travels into the Heart” and has completed a second large scale exhibit about Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions) – The exhibition is entitled Picture 16© At 17 Kasha published her first 200+ page book of photography “Reflections of the Sunrise Storyteller – A Journey into the Heart as a Global Citizen”.
She’s a frequent public speaker, including UN panels, has been commissioned by National Geographic Learning, is 7x UN Youth Delegate, a contributor to Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, Good Magazine, Matador Network & appeared in several podcasts.
The Sunrise Storyteller is the young filmmaker’s first feature-length documentary, which she directed, filmed, scripted and edited. To date it has screened at 59 festivals worldwide and won 28 awards, including the Ron Kovic Peace Prize and the Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award