Lana Garland

Durham, North Carolina, United States


Lana Garland has worked as a Creative Director, Director, and Writer/Producer in television and film in the US and Europe, creating content for HBO, BET, and ESPN in America, and TV2 in Denmark.  In documentary film, Lana freelanced on films such as Bowling For Columbine and HBO’s Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives.  She is an NATPE Fellow, a Gordon Parks IFP screenwriting finalist, a Telly Award winner, and an Emerging Artists Award winner from the Durham Arts Council. Lana is Fulbright Specialist, having taught film at Makerere University in Uganda, and the curator for the Hayti Heritage Film Festival. Her documentary shorts series, The Reservoir, collects stories of Black people surviving and overcoming different types of trauma. Currently, she is working on a narrative webseries, Sojourner.