Peter Cohn -- Political and Social Documentaries. A vision that is both compassionate and contrarian.

Cohn made his first independent low-budget film in 1995, the critically acclaimed dramatic feature Drunks, shot in a church basement and on the streets of Times Square in 14 days.   Since then, he's made three documentary films on major political and social issues, also on micro-budgets, with guerilla self distribution and multi-channel outreach through Hillcrest Films.

The FILMS

Holy Land (2014)
Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America (2010)
Golden Venture (2006)
Drunks (1995)

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  • Drunks, directed by Peter Cohn
    Drunks

    An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a Time Square church basement.

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    Golden Venture

    Chinese immigrants voyage across the world, only to be trapped in an American immigration nightmare.

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    Power and Control

    An exploration of the shocking persistence of gender violence…

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    Holy Land

    Israeli settlers and the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose them…

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Occasional rants from the keyboard of Peter Cohn

Kroft, 60 Minutes and Google: I Am Big, It’s the Tech Platforms that Got Bigger

Kroft: Hi, I’m Steve Kroft. I’m a broad shouldered, good looking, well preserved older man with deep lines on my face, magnificent hair and enough of a serious, journalistic persona that you can tell that it’s important that I’m sitting here doing this assignment. I hope you enjoyed the commercial for a wonderful new pharmaceutical […]

European Socialized Medicine Causes High US Drug Prices????

It would be hard to come up with a slimier, more specious argument than the one made by the Trump administration in its pharmaceutical pricing initiative, launched last week. Yes, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors has found the major culprit in high drug prices: and it is European socialism. The same perpetrators of government-funded single-payer […]

Jerusalem: Trump Gives the Finger, Pays off Adelson; Dozens and Dozens Get Shot and Killed

The Jerusalem embassy move is another crude, angry Trump gesture against the political correctness of the elites.  It has the added plus for Trump of paying off campaign contributor Sheldon Adelson and the evangelical Mike Pence constituency driven by Millennial visions of the second coming.  It’s doubly anti-PC because it is based on a cynical […]

Vampire Squid Mates With Coastal Elite Status Symbol That is World’s Most Valuable Corporation

Such great news that Goldman Sachs and Apple are teaming up to create a new Apple credit card! Yes, the great vampire squid that is “wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money” has finally hooked up with the world’s most valuable company, in what is […]