Sanjana Sekhar is an Indian-American filmmaker and regenerative communicator engaging in the intersections of climate and culture.
Her work seeks to amplify character-driven stories that heal our human relationships to each other and to our planet, with a specific interest in socioecological justice, ancestral knowledge, and regeneration.
As a director + cinematographer, Sanjana’s approach prioritizes decolonizing the lens with intimacy, dignity, and warmth. She creates across documentary, art film, music video, and branded content, with clients & collaborators like Girlfriend Collective, The New Yorker, Niu Raza, Getaway, and Billion Oyster Project. Sanjana has been featured in Sage Magazine, Tedx Climate AcrosstheAmericas, Sakhi Gender Justice Showcase in NYC, and Close to Home Environmental Art Show in Charlottesville, VA. Outside of film, she's a Kathak dancer, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, and the co-founder of Sapling Collective. Sanjana is based between LA and Park City UT.
/ Co-founder of Sapling Collective
An interdisciplinary professional group promoting cross-industry collaboration and knowledge-sharing in climate action, environmental justice, and sustainability.
/ In post-production: The Brave Space Film Project, a short documentary seeking to redefine “outdoorsy” and reclaim belonging in the outdoors for BIPOC women by highlighting their joyful, resilient, and transformative relationships to outdoor recreation.
/ In development: a documentary highlighting the growing movement for seed sovereignty among small-scale farmers across India, who are reclaiming their economic health, ancestral knowledge, and climate resilience in the face of Big Agriculture’s devastating monopoly.