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Join us for a special FREE extended virtual conversation with Cynthia Lowen, director of BATTLEGROUND. This discussions is presented as part of our Film For Thought program in partnership with the Hawaii Council For The Humanities.

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. Most recently, she is the director and producer of the feature documentary BATTLEGROUND a bold and urgent wakeup-call on the power of the anti-abortion movement in the United States, premiering at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Cynthia is also the director and producer of NETIZENS (HBO), a feature documentary about women and online harassment. She is also the producer and writer of the acclaimed documentary BULLY following five kids and families through a year in the life of America’s bullying crisis. Lauded by critics, BULLY was nominated for two Emmys and was also shortlisted for the Oscars, receiving an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism.

The conversation will be moderated by educator Grace Caligtan. Based in Honolulu, Grace is passionate about supporting families, youth-serving professionals, and young adults to have open, honest conversations about bodily autonomy, consent, and meaningful and respectful relationships. For the last twenty-five years, they have been retained as a consultant for expertise in local and national organizing efforts for reproductive justice.

THOUGHTS: BATTLEGROUND // A Companion essay by scholar Grace Alvaro Caligtan


DIRECTOR(S)Cynthia Lowen


RUN TIME: 45 Minutes



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