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Nani Sahra Walker

Director of L.A. Times Short Docs

Nani Sahra Walker is the director of L.A. Times Short Docs, a monthly series from L.A. Times Studios. As a journalist and filmmaker, she has been documenting social change over the past decade from LGBTQ rights in Nepal and voting rights in the American South to the global anti-casteist movement. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, National Geographic and other news outlets. Walker wrote and directed “Alice Waters: How to Start a Food Revolution” (2021), a short doc about the food movement sparked by the legendary Chez Panisse chef in response to industrial farming. Her debut feature doc on the fight for LGBTQ right in Nepal screened at Outfest and Frameline among dozens of festivals worldwide and is distributed by the Center of Asian American Media. Walker is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Boston University.

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