Film Fatales
Erika Cohn
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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. Erika 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 addition, she recently completed a documentary/narrative fusion mini-series for Gatorade about young athletes overcoming adversity. Her work has been supported by IFP, the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Institute, Hot Docs, Sheffield, ITVS, Women in Film, BAVC and the CPB Producer’s Academy among others. Erika grew up attending the Sundance Film Festival as a native Utahn, where she first began her career. In 2008, Erika traveled to Cambodia where she shot GIANT STEPS, a documentary about the restitution of art after the Khmer Rouge rule, which aired on PBS. Later that year she directed LA GUERRERA, a narrative short about a young girl in Mexico pursuing her dreams to become a professional soccer player, which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. In 2010, Erika associate produced the six-part Frontline/American Experience historical series, GOD IN AMERICA, which explored the intersection of religion and public life in America.