Chanda Chevannes

Chanda is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. She aims to make documentaries that deal with complex social issues in an artistic way.

Chanda’s most recent film is Living Downstream, a cinematic documentary about cancer and environmental toxicants. Living Downstream has won multiple awards, has been broadcast on television on six continents, and has been seen by more than four million people.

In 2005 and 2006, Chanda lived in Uganda, producing educational films with Raising Voices, an organization committed to preventing violence against women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. These films are currently in use by thousands of grassroots organizations around the world and have contributed to tangible legislative and social change in the region.

Chanda has filmed in some of the most challenging countries in the world, including China, India, Romania, Uganda, and Tanzania. She has also filmed in highly sensitive locations, including prisons, courtrooms, police stations, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and HIV treatment centres.

Chanda is an amazing addition to Lunch's network of creators and is available for creative consultation, ideation, commercial/content direction, branded content, and collaboration on projects involving social change and fact based storytelling.  Chanda and Amy have a long history of collaborating, it all started in high school when they attended Mayfield Secondary School's drama program together and their most recent work together was a 5 part mini-documentary series for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. 


Recent Projects:
UNFRACTURED has it’s Latin American premiere at FINCA Venus Fest - Venus Rising. See Thee Rise