Erika Cohn

Erika Cohn has received numerous accolades for her work, including a Director’s Guild of America award for her film, When the Voices Fade, a narrative profile of the Lebanese-Israeli war of 2006, and recent admission into the CPB Producer’s Academy. Cohn recently co-directed/produced, In Football We Trust, a feature documentary about the unique faith and culture that ultimately drives young Pacific Islander men into the NFL, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on Independent Lens in January, 2016. In 2008, she traveled to Cambodia where she shot Giant Steps, a documentary about the restitution of art after the Khmer Rouge rule, which aired on PBS. In 2010, Cohn associate produced the six-part Frontline/American Experience historical series, God in America, which explores the intersection of religion and public life in America. She runs Idle Wild Films and studied at Chapman University (California) and Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and has degrees in Film Production, Middle Eastern Studies, and Acting Performance.

Belly of the Beast intimately chronicles the journey of women fighting reproductive injustice in their communities.