Alina Akbar (aka Lean) is a Visual Artist, Writer, Curator and Storyteller: Working in film, photography and installation. Wandering between both digital and analogue mediums.
Using her lens and words to create art from both personal and cultural experiences as a British-born Pakistani. With a particular interest in authentic and ethical working class representation and issues of diversity in society; shown through her cinematic eye for capturing raw reality intertwined with poetic narratives as a often self producing and self shooting director.
BA Hons Filmmaking @ Manchester School of Art
Best Camera & Editing Royal Television Society NW Student Awards 2022
Holden Gallery Graduate Award 2021
Josh Jarvis Cinematography Award 2021
MSOA Filmmaking Alumni Award 2021
MSOA Filmmaking Outstanding Contribution Award 2021