‘Battleground’ is an urgently timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations to witness the enormous influence they wield. As Roe stands on the precipice of being overturned and numerous states pass unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. Directed and produced by Cynthia Lowen, the film is premiering at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Find out more at https://battlegroundfilm.org/
‘Two of Me’ is a story of human strength, perseverance and survival, chronicling the lives of seven people around the world living with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), a debilitating, rare genetic disease characterized by excruciating attacks and, for some, chronic symptoms. The film is directed by Cynthia Lowen and sponsored by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. See the film at https://www.porphyria.com/patient-stories/documentary
Netizens‘ – a feature documentary film distributed by HBO Max (2020) and directed & produced Cynthia Lowen – exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives. The feature documentary follows women who are targets of harassment, along with lawyers, advocates, policymakers and others, as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online. As the web emerges as the most important public space in our communities, and equal access a civil right, a new generation of lawyers, advocates, technologists, policymakers and others are challenging the status quo. ‘Netizens’ bears witness as a courageous wave of individuals transform the web as we know it. Please visit the film’s site at www.netizensfilm.com.
‘Bully‘ offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. Produced and written by Cynthia Lowen and directed by Lee Hirsch, ‘Bully’ was theatrically released in the spring of 2012, and also appeared on Independent Lens, Netflix and numerous other television and video-on-demand outlets. Lauded by critics, ‘Bully’ was nominated for two Emmys for Best Documentary Film and Outstanding Information Programming. The film was also shortlisted for the Oscars and received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, the True Life Fund Award, the Cinema Eye Audience Choice Award, and many more.