The Sunrise Story Teller

We're excited to announce the launch of the film with our new website and trailer. It's the work of a passionate young changemaker determined to use her talents to help make a difference. The film is a social impact film and we hope you'll join our community.



Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor

Kasha Sequoia Slavner is an 18 year old first-time documentary filmmaker who comes to the profession as a seasoned photographer, entrepreneur and 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’ We Are Family Foundation & TEDxTeen.

After attending her first UN conference, and hearing incredible stories of grassroots organizations efforts to find positive & sustainable solutions to daunting obstacles faced within their communities, she was inspired to create The Global Sunrise Project to put her storytelling talents to use for social good and motivate others to take action as well.

In addition, Kasha tours with a 32 piece photography exhibition “Travels into the Heart” and is working on a second large scale exhibition about Sustainable Development Goal #16 – Peace. The exhibition is entitled Picture Peace© She has recently published her first 200+ page book of photography “Reflections of the Sunrise Storyteller – A Journey into the Heart as a Global Citizen”, is a public speaker, has been commissioned by  National Geographic Learning, is a contributor to The Huffington Post, Good Magazine, Matador Network & more. The Sunrise Storyteller is the young filmmaker’s first feature-length documentary, which she directed, filmed, scripted and edited.