Peter Cohn -- Political and Social Documentaries

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.


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

  • Drunks, directed by Peter Cohn

    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

Dodd-Frank: Capture, Rapture and a Decade-Long Hostage Crisis

One of the world’s inevitabilities is regulatory capture: when regulators who are supposed to regulate an industry end up serving the industry’s interests, rather than the public’s. Given this immutable truth, outrage over the recent legislation amending the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations strike me as somewhat beside the point. Dodd-Frank got taken hostage a long […]