Presentation: “A Gen-Z’s Guide to Impactful Storytelling” – As a Gen-Z, technology has been essential to my life’s journey, especially when it comes to discovering my purpose. In this presentation, I will explore my origin story as a young creative, discovering filmmaking and photography as the ultimate expression of my passion for social justice. I will share the evolution of my craft as a documentarian, highlighting the stories of incredible grassroots activists during my first round-the-world trip to make my award-winning feature documentary The Sunrise Storyteller. I will share my lessons about using storytelling as a powerful tool for social change.
About Kasha Sequoia Slavner – Kasha is a Gen-Z filmmaker, photographer, and passionate social justice activist. She works full-time on her positive impact media organization, The Global Sunrise Project, which she founded at 15 years old. Her first feature documentary, The Sunrise Storyteller, has screened at over 60 film festivals and won 30 awards.
Kasha uses her storytelling platform to host screenings, exhibitions and workshops for students and helps empower youth to become civically engaged by using their unique talents and skills to make a positive impact in their local or global communities.
Her next feature documentary, 1.5 Degrees of Peace, is now in development.