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Toronto Premiere - Award Winning Documentary - The Sunrise Storyteller

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The Toronto Premiere of the award-winning documentary The Sunrise Storyteller is finally here!

Join Filmmaker Kasha Sequoia Slavner & The Global Sunrise Project on November 17th at the state-of-the-art EMPATHEATRE at the WE Global Learning Centre

Approaching it's fifth year anniversary of the launch of the project, 20 year old filmmaker Kasha Sequoia Slavner is thrilled to share these stories of hope, resilience, love and empowerment which have ignited a fire in the hearts of so many people around the world, with her Toronto community who have supported her throughout this creative journey.

To date the documentary, which had its' World Premiere at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2017, has been shown at more than 55 festivals across the globe, and has received 22 awards.

A Special guest panel taking place after the screening will soon be confirmed.



The Sunrise Storyteller Official Trailer from Kasha Slavner on Vimeo.

Film Synopsis:

A 16 year old takes a year off school and travels for six months to document real life stories of the human spirit to triumph over adversity. Kasha Sequoia Slavner, aka The Sunrise Storyteller, is 20 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. On her journey, she conducts over 30 interviews and upon return she meets & is given rare access to an in-depth interview with Vietnamese-Canadian napalm bomb survivor & Unesco Goodwill Ambassador 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.


Not just a screening:

While the Toronto Premiere marks the near completion of the film’s festival run, it also signifies Kasha’s passionate mission as an artist & social entrepreneur to give back and support grassroots organizations.

She will be donating 50% of the proceeds made from the premiere to some of the organizations featured in the film as well as The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (vowpeace.org) In addition we will be making a contribution and holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit WE.org and you will be able to shop in their store as well.

The Global Sunrise Project is excited to be hosting Kasha's premiere at the WE Global Learning Centre, which brings her back full circle, 12 years later, as a graduate from the inaugural class of the WE Social Entrepreneurship Program. If you're interested in learning more about the organization, please visit their website at WE.org

Both WE and The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace have been instrumental in Kasha's growth as a social justice advocate and social entrepreneur since the age of 8.

In addition, November 17th's event will feature some of Kasha’s “Shop-For-A-Cause” products, as well as These products are great holiday gifts for your globally-minded friends and family, AND a portion of the proceeds of all sales from these products will also be donated.

For more info:

Film website: www.thesunrisestoryteller.com
The Global Sunrise Project: www.theglobalsunriseproject.com
Twitter: @GlobalSunRisers
Instagram: @GlobalSunRisers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Sunrise-Storyteller-193982957710818/

For press inquiries:
theglobalsunriseproject@gmail.com




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