Erika Cohn

Salt Lake City

Erika Cohn is working on a project that chronicles the journey of women fighting mass incarceration in their communities. Told through intimate first person accounts, this feature-length documentary film and new media web application illuminate some of today's most pressing social issues. The project is expected to launch in 2019.


Bio: Erika Cohn grew up attending the Sundance Film Festival as a native Utahan, where she first began her career. In 2008, she traveled to Cambodia where she shot Giant Steps, a documentary about the restitution of art after the Khmer Rouge rule that aired on PBS. Later that year, Cohn directed La Guerrera, a narrative short about a young girl in Mexico pursuing her dream of becoming a professional soccer player, which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Cohn co-directed and produced In Football We Trust, a feature documentary about young Pacific Islander men in the NFL, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast on Independent Lens in January 2016.

Erika Cohn Belly of the Beast

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