A Land Called Paradise Synopsis
What happens when you ask over 2,000 Muslim Americans what they would like to say to the world?
A Land Called Paradise was an official selection of the 2011 WVN Online Film Festival.
About the Filmmaker
Lena Khan is a Canadian-American writer and director. She graduated summa cum laude and received undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in political science and history, after which she went on to graduate from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Lena spent years directing short films, commercials and music videos for international artists such as Maher Zain, while also gaining experience at noted production companies such as Participant Media (SYRIANA, THE HELP). Her films and videos have received over 30 million hits on YouTube, won film festivals, broadcast across the world, and have been seen anywhere from universities to international embassies.
Lena has been profiled in USA Today, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, and various other media outlets; won Sony Entertainment Television’s South Asian Excellence Award for contributions to entertainment, and now dedicates herself to making films that call attention to social issues through fun and engaging entertainment.