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.