Talent Guide

Leah Galant

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2019, Grants and Awards 2019


Leah Galant studied documentary film at Ithaca College, where she was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch in Film and Media” for her work on The Provider (SXSW 2016) and Beyond the Wall. In On The Divide, Leah serves as the co-director, producer and the director of photography. In 2017, she was a Sundance Ignite Fellow, and took part in an competitive year long mentorship program for emerging filmmakers with the Sundance Institute. She was the Fall 2016 Sally Burns Shenkman Women Filmmaker Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center, where she created Kitty and Ellen, a short film about the friendship of two Holocaust survivors, which screened at DOC NYC 2017. She premiered her latest
film Death Metal Grandma at SXSW 2018 and as a NY Times- Op Doc.

Current Project

On The Divide


On The Divide follows three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas — a heavily Catholic community torn by conservative politics and policies. Each find purpose in an unlikely place: the last abortion clinic on the border, but none fit neatly on either side of the divide.