Nani Walker. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Nani Walker

Director and Senior Commissioning Producer, L.A. Times Short Docs

Nani Sahra Walker is a Nepali-American filmmaker and educator. She has been documenting social change over the past decade from LGBTQ rights in Nepal and voting in the American South to the global anti-casteist movement.

She is a senior commissioning producer for L.A. Times Short Docs with premieres at Sundance, Tribeca and DOC NYC. Walker is an alum of UC Berkeley, SFFILM FilmHouse Residency and BAFTA. She is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and mentors for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase and Film Independent’s Global Media Makers programs