Jennifer Kumiko Hayashi
Country of Origin: USA
Jennifer Kumiko Hayashi was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated in 2014 from Soka University of America, a school founded on the principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. After graduating she traveled the globe as a documentary filmmaker, activist, community builder, and communicator. The majority of her work is focused in Ecuador, where she works to bridge youth and elders in the movement to maintain ancestral cultures and protect indigenous lands. She is the founder of Soka Vision, an organization that produces media through community collaboration and is a co-producer for Voices of Amerikua, a media series dedicated to sharing the voice of indigenous people working to protect their culture, territories, and mother earth from South to North America.