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about

Sanjana Sekhar is an Indian-American filmmaker and regenerative communicator engaging in the intersections of nature 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 environmental justice, biocultural diversity, 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 at Tedx Climate AcrosstheAmericas, Sakhi Gender Justice Showcase in NYC, and Close to Home Environmental Art Show in Charlottesville, VA. She is based between LA, NYC, and Park City UT.

*"Biocultural diversity" is a term coined by Terralingua. Read about it here.

 

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/ 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.

/ Affiliations

Brown Girls Doc Mafia

Third Eye Collective

Sporas Collective

A-Doc