Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Sana Haq is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Cinematic Arts at the School of Communication. Haq is an independent filmmaker and educator with years of teaching experience in both narrative and documentary filmmaking and multimedia production. She has an MFA in Documentary Film from Wake Forest University and an MBA in Marketing from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. Haq also holds a graduate certificate in Social Justice from Harvard Extension School at Harvard University.
Haq’s filmmaking interests lie in highlighting underrepresented narratives related to Middle East and South Asia and representations of Muslims in the United States. Her work focuses on postcolonial political and socio-cultural challenges faced by these communities. Her most recent documentary for PBS, Waiting in the Midfield, chronicles the challenges faced by a Syrian refugee and former soccer player as he tries to start over in North Carolina. The film had a regional market broadcast release in 2019 and is hosted by the station on their global digital platforms. Her prior work includes a documentary short, The Other Army, that earned Haq a second place Student Emmy in documentary film from the College Television Academy Awards and a jury prize for best Asian-American Student Filmmaker from the Directors Guild of America’s east coast chapter.
Haq is currently in development on a screenplay set during the pandemic telling the story of two immigrant Muslims in the USA and their journey to finding love and community.