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Calling all female filmmakers!  Just got word of a workshop in Brooklyn, coming up, led by a friend of mine, a Hedgebrook alumna, and a fabulous filmmaker: Cynthia Lowen.  (Cynthia is also an award-winning poet and winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series for her collection The Cloud That Contained the Lightning, which explores the enduring legacy of nuclear weapons, using the character of J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the “father of the atomic bomb,” as a jumping-off point…but I digress.)

Here’s what you need to know:

Women at the Helm: Documentary Film Producing for Impact” is a multimedia workshop open to women filmmakers with documentary film projects at all stages. Topics to be covered include development, pre-production, budgets and fundraising, post-production, legal concerns, distribution, and measuring impact. The workshop includes take-away resources and time for Q&A. Cynthia will be available following the workshop for those with specific needs regarding their current project.


CCynthia_Lowen-300x276ynthia Lowen (co-creator, producer and writer of BULLY) and guests:


February 28th from 9am – 4pm


The Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn.


Cynthia Lowen at

Bonnie Stinson at

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about documentary filmmaking, find a mentor, and get a hit of radical hospitality in Brooklyn!

Multimedia workshop for women filmmakers
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Rahna Reiko Rizzuto is the author of the memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, which was a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, an Asian American Literary Award Finalist, a Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee, and the winner of the Grub Street National Book Award. Her first novel, Why She Left Us, won an American Book Award in 2000. Her third book, Shadow Child, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2018. She is also a recipient of the U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. She was Associate Editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City and is a Hedgebrook alumna. Reiko has been interviewed widely on motherhood including on The Today Show, 20/20, and The View. Her articles on motherhood, Hiroshima, the Japanese internment camps and radiation poisoning have been published globally, including in the L.A. Times, Guardian UK, CNN Opinion and Salon, and through the Progressive Media Project. She is a faculty member at Goddard College in the MFA in Creative Writing program, and is the advisor of the national literary journal, Clockhouse. Reiko is Japanese/Caucasian and was raised in Hawaii. She is the founder of the writing retreat Pele's Fire on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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