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Quannah Chasinghorse’s Climate Activism to Feature in Documentary at Tribeca

Quannah Chasinghorse has announced a documentary about her climate activism and modelling career will be released at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

The film, called Walking Two Worlds, is described by director Maia Wikler as “an intimate and honest glimpse into the life of Quannah as she pursues and achieves her dreams as an Indigenous supermodel, breaking barriers of representation, while walking in two worlds: her Indigenous way of life and high fashion.”

It will follow Quannah’s story of fighting for sacred Indigenous lands, water, food security and identity alongside her mother, fellow climate activist and Han Gwich’in woman Jody Potts and their takes on the urgent threats of oil drilling and climate change.

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“I am beyond excited and honoured to share this,” Quannah writes on Instagram.

“We have been been working on this film for 3 years (since before my modelling career), and I’m very vulnerable, raw and it captures my growth within my advocacy work into modelling, and trying to navigate two worlds.”

19-year-old Quannah, whose ancestry is both Han Gwich’in (from Alaska and Canada) and Oglala Lakota (from South Dakota) is a rapidly rising star in the fashion world – she’s signed with IMG models and has been part of major campaigns including Calvin Klein in 2020 and Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty 2021 show. She stunned at the recent Met Gala showcasing her culture through custom jewellery made by Lenise Omeasoo (a Blackfeet and Cree artist who runs Antelope Women Designs), feather hairpieces which were gifted through Native artists and her face tattoos. She also wore an up-cycled blue chiffon gown by Prabal Gurung, in line with her sustainable views on fashion.

Watch the trailer for her film below – The Tribeca Film Festival runs June 8 -19.

(Feature Image Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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