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Sanjana Sekhar is a South Indian-American

writer, filmmaker, and climate activist.

 

Her work amplifies “thrutopian” stories that heal our human relationships to ourselves, each other, and our planet, with a specific interest in climate justice, radical imagination, and solarpunk. She’s been featured in the Hollywood Climate Summit, Tedx Climate AcrosstheAmericas, and the Webby Honorees, and she’s worked with organizations such as Center for Cultural Power, Visit California, and The Washington Post. Sanjana’s first feature documentary "Expedition Reclamation” follows twelve everyday Black, Indigenous, and women of color redefining “outdoorsy” and reclaiming belonging in outdoor recreation. It was awarded Best in Festival at the 2022 No Man's Land Film Festival. The film screened in 15+ festivals, along the way also winning Best Climate Documentary and Best Environmental Film, and in over 40 community screenings around the country. Sanjana is currently bringing her climate communication into creative writing and speculative fiction through scripted TV, short stories, and an auto-ethnographic newsletter called GARMI, which explores “sensual socioecology.” Sanjana’s latest short story “Cabbage Koora: A Prognostic Autobiography” was a winner of Grist’s Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Contest, in partnership with the NRDC. 

 

Sanjana is based in Los Angeles on Tongva land.

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