Gia'na Garel

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Gia'na Garel is a writer, producer, filmmaker, composer and entertainment consultant based in New York City. From 2005 to 2009, she co-hosted an entertainment-oriented Air America Radio program, On the Real, with pioneer rap artist Chuck D.[1][2]

In addition to screenwriting, she is author of the essay "The Sound of Freedom", co-wrote the essay "Record of Failure" with Chuck D, and had a show transcript: DMC; published in the 2006 New York Times bestselling anthology The Air America Playbook...[3] alongside such personalities as Rachel Maddow, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, David Bender, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

She was mentioned in a roll call of female filmmakers in the books Black American Cinema[4] by Manthia Diawara;[5] and in Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, & Conversations[6] by Toni Cade Bambara – edited by Toni Morrison.[7]

Traveling internationally from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, she compiled audio documentaries and interviews, such as with Holocaust survivor Eva Kor on forgiveness and world peace,[8] for her indie radio segments—"Everywhere with Gia’na Garel", in addition to others on music.[9][10]

As of 2014, she also began announcing and voicing for Progressive Voices Network.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ Zirin, Dave; D, Chuck (2007), Welcome to the Terrordome: the pain, politics, and promise of sports, Haymarket Books, p. flyleaf profile, ISBN 978-1-931859-41-7 
  2. ^ Bender, David; Radio, Air America (2006), Air America: the playbook : what a bunch of left-wing media types have to say about a world gone right, Rodale, p. 166, ISBN 978-1-59486-514-5 
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  4. ^ "Black American Cinema". Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Google Books". 
  6. ^ "Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions". Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations By Toni Cade Bambara". 
  8. ^ Eva Kor EWGG Interview with Holocaust Survivor/Author. YouTube. 26 March 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Everywhere Giana Garel with Karen White". 100.3 The Beat. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "1003 The Beat". 
  11. ^ "Progressive Voices". TuneIn. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Progressive Voice Website". 
  13. ^ "TuneIn Radio".