Natasha Florentino is a documentary filmmaker and video producer. She recently completed Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds and Sovereignty, a feature length documentary about a Hawaiian community challenging the biotech industry’s use of their island to test genetically engineered seeds. In 2014 she was selected as a director of photography to participate in the POV Hackathon for the project, RETURN OF THE NATIVE, an immersive, interactive documentary for iPad about native Hawaiian forests on the Island of Hawaii rarely seen or visited. In 2008 she co-directed and filmed REZONING HARLEM, a documentary about the opposition to the NYC rezoning of 125th street. Natasha’s work strives to capture the strength and resiliency of communities who have come up against enormous odds. She has directed and filmed short documentaries for NGOs and the non-profit sector about community development issues and the often‐conflicting intersection between private interests and community needs.
2016 Convergence Workshop: Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds and Sovereignty. A documentary film screening