Soraya Simi is an ocean-minded filmmaker, sailor, and environmentalist. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, she spent her days exploring the desert, fostering her love for the outdoors from an early age. Now in her final semester at USC’s film school in Los Angeles, Soraya has combined her passion for storytelling with her desire to be close to the ocean, bringing awareness to and protecting the environment through film. Simi is currently finishing up a documentary titled, Where The Water Takes Us, that follows a group of college students on a sailing journey in the Caribbean.
Where the Water Takes Us is a documentary by Soraya Simi that follows the transformation that 20 college students undergo while embarking on a sailing adventure in the Caribbean aboard the Brigantine Corwith Cramer. They were at sea for 40 days, sailing from San Juan to Key West while visiting the USVI, The Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman in-between, conducting ocean and climate change research throughout.