Kasha Sequoia Slavner

aka The Sunrise Storyteller

Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a 19 year old award-winning first-time documentary filmmaker who comes to the profession as a seasoned photographer, entrepreneur, author, public speaker & social justice advocate for over a decade. Using her passion for visual storytelling to make the world a better place, she was recently selected as the recipient of the very first Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace. At the age of 14, Kasha was the youngest member to join Canada’s longest-standing & only feminist peace organization, The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Since then, she has accompanied the organization as a youth delegate 5x times on their annual trip down to New York to The Commission on The Status of Women at the United Nations. Recently Kasha was selected for the class of 2017 Global Teen Leaders by legendary music producer Nile Rodgers and his wife Nancy Hunt's We Are Family Foundation. She has published a 32 piece photography exhibition “Travels into the Heart” and a second large scale exhibition about Sustainable Development Goal #16 entitled Picture Peace© At 17 she published her first 200+ page book of photography “Reflections of the Sunrise Storyteller – A Journey into the Heart as a Global Citizen”, and is also a contributor to National Geographic Learning and several other publications. The Sunrise Storyteller is the young filmmaker’s first feature-length documentary. You can watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/207300702 For additional information, please visit www.theglobalsunriseproject.com
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What Stories of Hope & Resilience Taught Me About Changing the World

by Kasha Sequoia Slavner

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