Lana Lovell

Lana Lovell’s most recent documentary Resilience: stories of single black mothers screened at film festivals including the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival in Atlanta where the documentary made the documentary awards semi-finalist list. Other documentary titles include The Incomparable Jackie Richardson, made in 2008 for Bravo Television; it received accolades for its capture of musical performances, and Underground, the award winning short that premiered at Hot Docs in 2006. Lana has also directed several documentary series for Leda Serene Films.

Lana began directing in earnest five years ago, after working as a researcher and producer in news and current affairs. She has a degree in anthropology from York University and studied Visual Anthropology at Manchester University. In addition to directing, Lana has been active in the documentary community as a board member for DOC Toronto for the last four years.


Into the Heart of Africa

1995, 24:00 minutes, colour, English