Trump’s conjuring of an immigrant terrorist mob marching for the border was a truly superior and well-time exercise in cynical, evil political manipulation. Yet today’s new drug pricing proposal — while less telegenic — may even be a few notches more evil and cynical. As with many cynical and evil political gestures, the Trump drug […]
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.
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Occasional rants from the keyboard of Peter Cohn
It’s been about a decade since we released Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America. All these years later, our original web site is still very active, showing hundreds of visits a month. I’ve always been proud of a video widget we introduced in 2010 — it offers a series of short video clips from […]
Over the past year or so, you could be tipsy over all the tipping points that have flown past in in the saga of Big Tech v. its detractors. Pre the 2016 Russia US election cyberwar, only a few fringe groups were worrying about Big Tech monopoly power. Then the election hacking came to light, […]
In our harshly divided partisan world, in which people who like to go to mountains are forever locked in conflict with those who prefer the beach, I’m a mountain person. For years I allowed children and other distracting influences to drag me to the ocean, but I’ve recently been making up for decades of sandy […]