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BELLY OF THE BEAST
(82 min) US
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MONDAY 10/25, 6:10 PM (SESSION 10)

Director: Erika Cohn
Producers: Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez, Nicole Docta

Description:

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations - primarily targeting women of color.

Biography:

Erika Cohn is an award winning filmmaker who Variety recognized as one of the top documentary filmmakers to watch. Her film The Judge, about the first woman judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts is a Peabody Award-winning film. She co-directed/produced, In Football We Trust, an Emmy award-winning film about young Pacific Islander men pursuing their dreams of playing professional football.

Angela Tucker is a writer, director and Emmy nominated producer. Her directorial work includes All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk about a mayoral election in New Orleans; All Styles and Black Folk Don’t, a documentary web series that was featured in Time Magazine’s 10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life; and
(A)sexual, a documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction.

Christen Marquez
is interested in character driven stories and social justice issues throughout the world. She produced Two Shadows about Cambodian families torn apart by the violent Khmer Rouge and E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name, which follows a multi-racial Native Hawaiian throughout her journey to understand the meaning of her long Hawaiian name and reconnect with her estranged mother.

Nicole Docta
is a producer who has focused her career on socially impactful projects and BIPOC stories. She Co-Produced the Emmy-nominated As Goes Janesville. Nicole was the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Emmy award-winning In Football We Trust. She is associate producer for the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated The Judge.

Contact Information:

w: https://www.bellyofthebeastfilm.com/
e: bellyofthebeastllc@gmail.com



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