Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer whose work uses the power of story to catalyze meaningful change, confronting timely issues from bullying to online harassment to reproductive rights. She is a 2023 Sundance/Sloan Screenwriting Fellow for her feature narrative script, LIGHT MASS ENERGY, about Mileva Maric Einstein, a pioneering woman in physics who faced rampant discrimination. Cynthia is also the director and producer of BATTLEGROUND, an urgently timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, premiering at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, released in theaters nationwide with Abramorama and streaming on STARZ. She is also the director/producer of NETIZENS (HBO), a feature documentary about women and online harassment. “Bristling with rightful fury,” says Teen Vogue of the film, NETIZENS follows three women as they confront digital abuse and strive for justice online. Cynthia is also the producer and writer of BULLY, a feature documentary following five kids and families through a ‘year in the life’ of America’s bullying crisis. BULLY was nominated for two Emmys, shortlisted for the Oscars, screened at The White House and received a DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. Cynthia received the Hedgebrook Women Authoring Change Fellowship from William Morris Entertainment and has been a member of the Producers Guild of America since 2014.https://battlegroundfilm.org
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 influence they wield. As the nation faces the end of Roe, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access.