Shalini Kantayya

Shalini Kantayya is an American filmmaker and environmental activist based out of Brooklyn, New York whose films explore human rights at the intersection of water, food, and renewable energy. Kantayya is best known for her debut feature documentary, Catching the Sun.


Catching the Sun (Documentary Lab)
Coded Bias (Impact Campaign Fund)

Program Affiliations

Documentary Lab
Impact Campaign Fund

Cohort Years

2014-2015 (Documentary Lab)
2020 (Impact Campaign Fund)


Social Media


Documentary Lab
Impact Campaign Fund

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