Rebecca Richman Cohen

Introduction (2-3 lines)

Rebecca Richman Cohen is an Emmy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School since 2011. Rebecca was profiled in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces in Independent Film as an "up-and-comer poised to shape the next generation of independent film." She has taught classes on the intersections of film and law at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), American University's Human Rights Institute, and most recently at Columbia University.

Her films have been broadcast on public television, HBO, Al Jazeera, and the homepage of the New York Times website and have screened in government venues including Congress, FBI Headquarters, the State Department, and the Department of Justice. Rebecca graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She was a 2012-2013 Soros Justice Fellow.

New Day Films by Rebecca Richman Cohen

Awards & Accolades

Nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011
Winner, Hugo Munsterberg Award for psychology of human nature in cinema
Winner, Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)
Winner, Cinereach Award at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York
Filmmaker Magazine, 25 Faces in Independent Film
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