Masterclass with Award-Winning Screen Actress Q'orianka Kilcher
A DC Independent Film Festival MASTERCLASS:
Masterclass with Q'orianka Kilcher
Actress, singer and activist, Q'orianka Kilcher (best known for her leading roles in Terrance Malik's Oscar-nominated The New World and then in Princess Kaiulani) leads an interactive discussion on acting for independent film, film and social activism and successfully running a socially responsible production company. Come and take part in this unique opportunity to learn from an Award-Winning actress who has been acting since she was six years old, who is a singer/songwriter, who is business-savvy and who approaches all these things with strong sense of ethics and social values.
At the age of 14, Q'orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actors with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's The New World, an epic film about the dramatic encounter between English and Native American cultures in 1607. Her performance won her the National Board of Reviews best breakthrough performance of 2006 and the 2006 Alma Award for best Latin American actress in a feature film.
She lends her celebrity, voice and energy as spokesperson,collaborator and supporter to several international and national NGOs and organizations such as Amazon Watch, Youth Ambassador Amnesty International (Global Youth Ambassador for woman's Rights) AIDESEP (Spokesperson and Voice) Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest Federations) The Community School for the Arts foundation (volunteer/spokesperson) and Thursdays Child (youth counselor) Turning The Tides ((volunteer/spokesperson) Save Americas Forests IDEM (South Dakota Youth Project) and is a spokesperson for the American Literacy Campaign (The only teen Native American spokesperson in history. Qorianka also frequently volunteers her time reading Howard Zinns "The People Speak" at various open to the community staged readings, and just joined the Cast and Starring-Ensemble for the first "People Speak" Film Series (Starring Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, David Straithern)
Qorianka recently launched her own youth driven human rights and environmental organization on-Q initiative, heading off campaigns to connect young Hollywood with youth activist leaders and projects from around the world, in support of environmental sustainability, corporate accountability, basic Human Rights and universal dignity and compassion in all its forms. Through her production company, IQ-Films, Qorianka is also producing several cause driven documentaries and youth-programming projects.
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