Sanjana Sekhar

Indian-American, Telugu, Malayali



Sanjana Sekhar is a filmmaker and regenerative communicator passionate about character-driven stories rooted at the intersections of nature and culture. Her work seeks to elevate reimaginings that can heal our human relationships to each other and to our planet through the lens of environmental justice, ancestral knowledge, and regeneration. As a director and cinematographer, 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. She has been featured at Tedx Climate AcrosstheAmericas, Sakhi Gender Justice Showcase in NYC, and Close to Home Environmental Art Show in Charlottesville, VA. Sanjana earned a BA in Studio Art: Cinematography from the University of Virginia and is currently based between Park City, UT, LA, and NYC. She is also the co-founder of Sapling Collective, an interdisciplinary professional group promoting cross-industry collaboration in climate action.

Active Projects

The Brave Space Project is 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. As we enter post-production, we are actively fundraising and looking for sponsors.

Bhoomi is a feature documentary in development that presents an intimate portrait of 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. We are currently seeking funding.

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