23. September 2017 · Comments Off on Five Questions With Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Director of “The Sunrise Storyteller” · Categories: Canadian Filmmakers, Documentaries, Five Questions with..., Uncategorised · Tags: , , , ,

As a concerned high school student, Kasha Sequoia Slavner was disillusioned and outraged by the negativity and powerlessness she felt as a consumer of mainstream media. She was compelled to find an alternative narrative.

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Kasha Sequoia Slavner

So on her 16th birthday, she embarked on an ambitious mission to travel the world for six months with her mom, camera in hand and no clear road-map, in search of what it means to be a global citizen. During her travels she encountered a variety of individuals from trailblazers finding sustainable solutions to major world issues, to those who have overcome major adversity with tremendous resilience.

Two years later at the age of 18, Kasha premiered her feature documentary film The Sunrise Storyteller at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York to a standing ovation. Following New York, the film has gone on to win four awards and screen at a number of film festivals in the US and Canada. Wanting to learn more about the film, Five Questions With spoke to Kasha before the film screens at the One World Film Festival on Sunday October 1, 2017 at Saint Paul University.

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