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Leah Galant


Director, Meerkat Media

Leah Galant is a Jewish director and Fulbright Scholar based in New York whose storytelling focuses on unexpected narratives that challenge perceptions. In 2022, she was recognized as one of DOC NYC’s 40 under 40. She is currently a New Jewish Culture Fellow. Leah’s directorial debut, On The Divide, premiered at the Tribeca 2021 Film Festival and was broadcast on POV PBS on April 18th, 2022. She was a Sundance Ignite, and Jacob Burns Fellow, where she created Death Metal Grandma (SXSW, 2018) about a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor named Inge Ginsberg who sings Death Metal, a NY Times Op-Doc. While at Ithaca College in 2015, she was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch in Film and Media” for her work on The Provider, which follows a traveling abortion doctor in Texas (SXSW 2016, Student Emmy Award). She is currently a member-owner at Meerkat Media cooperative production company and is working on her second feature-length film on memory culture.