Filmmaker & Poet
Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer whose work uses the power of story to catalyze meaningful change, confronting timely social issues from bullying to online harassment to reproductive rights. Read More >
Fox 5: on Netizens and Online Harassment
How has the anti-abortion movement been so effective at advancing their goals when they’re vastly outnumbered by the 7 in 10 Americans who support reproductive rights? This question compelled filmmaker Cynthia Lowen to go behind the scenes to investigate the tactics, goals and motivations of the anti-abortion movement, as well as those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. The result is the acclaimed documentary film BATTLEGROUND (Starz), which depicts the anti-abortion movement as never seen before: politically savvy, targeting the next generation, largely led by women, and willing to go to great lengths to get what they want. In this urgently timely talk, Lowen discusses the takeaways from her film and how reproductive rights are intrinsically linked to the future of our democracy.
Director Cynthia Lowen takes us behind the scenes in this illuminating presentation about her timely new film NETIZENS, a feature documentary about women and online harassment. Making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, NETIZENS depicts three women whose lives are transformed by online harassment, bearing witness as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online. In this watershed moment for gender equality, Cynthia delves into her process and how this film speaks to the most pressing issues of our day.
School communities can be radically altered with the click of a button—and what happens online rarely stays online. In this powerful and pertinent talk, filmmaker Cynthia Lowen discusses the profound impact social networking sites, apps and digital backchannels have on learning environments, and the ways online harassment and discrimination seep offline. Cynthia explores how schools can constructively address online harassment and prevent digital abuse in their communities.
"Cynthia was very well received by attendees. Many attendees expressed gratitude for being able to open up dialogue about the issue of bullying, and Cynthia was great at encouraging attendees to get involved at their schools and in their classrooms."
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