- Sunrise Storyteller
October 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Run time: 64.25
Kasha Sequoia Slavner, aka The Sunrise Storyteller, is an 19-year old filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur, young global leader and peace advocate. As a concerned high school student, disillusioned and outraged by the negativity and powerlessness she felt as a consumer of mainstream media, Kasha was compelled to find an alternative narrative. On her 16th birthday on an ambitious mission to travel the world for six months with her mom, camera in hand and no clear roadmap, she finds herself intersecting with the lives of people determined to rise above adversity Through the eyes of a teenager, in search of what it means to be a global citizen, we are exposed to resilient human stories that serve as a beacon of hope for others to take action. Her epic journey across 7 countries introduces us to trailblazers who are finding sustainable and creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Upon return she meets & interviews Vietnamese-Canadian napalm bomb survivor Phan Thi Kim Phuc (the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972, ) who brings to the film a crucial message about forgiveness and peace. Supported entirely by community & crowdsourcing efforts, The Sunrise Storyteller is not only a testimonial to the strength of those she encounters, and those she hopes to inspire, but is also a hero’s journey of a young first-time filmmaker determined to make a difference, proving where there’s a will there’s a way.
The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero’s journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference.
The Sunrise Storyteller (film): https://www.facebook.
The Global Sunrise Project: https://www.facebook.
Venue: LA LIVE REGAL