Founded in 2013, Kindred Planet Productions (KPP) strives to capture the interconnectedness of a 21st century world, raise awareness, and inspire change by bringing into focus stories from the margins. KPP endeavors to integrate a justice-based approach to documentary filmmaking and digital media creation, at all stages of production.
From its origins, Kindred Planet has grown into a dynamic body of changemakers from all over the world building spaces, experiences, and communities where humans can thrive in kinship with each other and the planet.
Coined by KPP founder, Kate Kirby, "Justice-based Filmmaking" is an ethos that influences and inspires actions taken at every stage of content production, and organizational operations. An expansion of tenants of equity and inclusion found in a social justice framework, a justice-based approach to filmmaking is grounded in a sense of connectivity between all aspects of a shared planet—the interrelated nature of social, economic, and environmental factors. Justice theory begins with the acknowledgement that mainstream methodologies and systems are not designed for, or by marginalized communities, which oftentimes results in a lack of accurate representation of the multiplicity of the human experience. There is a baseline belief that we can do better individually, and collectively. Alongside the acknowledgment that there is always room for growth, there are concrete actions taken throughout a project's lifecycle, from content conception to distribution, in the world-building experiment.