Kasha Sequoia Slavner

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Kasha Sequoia Slavner

Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Director
At 23 years old, Kasha Sequoia Slavner is the founder of The Global Sunrise Project and director/screenwriter of the multi-award-winning documentary, The Sunrise Storyteller.

Since its World Premiere at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2017, the film has screened at 60 film festivals internationally and won 30 awards to date, some of which include “Best Documentary” at Carmarthen Bay BAFTA Awards Qualifying Festival, “Rising Star Filmmaker”at Colorado International Activism Film Festival, the “Golden Jury Prize, Youth Visions” at the Social Justice Film Festival, Seattle, "Spirit of Activism" at the Nevada Women's Film Festival, the “Ron Kovic Peace Prize,” and the “Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award,” My Hero Film Festival, Los Angeles.

Kasha has been a photographer, entrepreneur, and social justice advocate for over a decade, as well as a writer, public speaker and contributor to several publications, including National Geographic Learning.

Kasha is an 11x UN Youth Delegate and was selected as the first winner of the Kim Phuc Youth Peace Prize. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Diana Award and most recently selected as one of the Wonder Grantees for Sustainability by the Shawn Mendes Foundation.

She is one of the Voices of SDG16+ and 2021 Climate Ambassador of the Global Youth Climate Network, as well as a a liaison of One Better World Collective, and an alumni of the Yunus & Youth social entrepreneurship program, Global Changemakers, WE Social Enterprise &  We Are Family Foundation’s Global Teen Leaders program.

Currently she is in production for her new feature documentary about peace and climate justice called 1.5 Degrees of Peace.



Youth have the power to address the climate crisis and create global peace, but the responsibility shouldn't fall on our shoulders alone. We need to build intergenerational partnerships to create sustainable change for generations to come.