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.

  • goldenventure3x4
    Golden Venture

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

  • Power and Control 3X4
    Power and Control

    An exploration of the shocking persistence of gender violence…

  • HolyLand_3x4_3
    Holy Land

    Israeli settlers and the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose them…

Watch the trailers

How could anyone resist this amazing opportunity to spend 3 minutes previewing a film?

Occasional rants from the keyboard of Peter Cohn

A Recession Please!

OH GOD PLEASE GIVE US A RECESSION, AND FAST! This seems to be the underlying wish behind media saturation coverage of last week’s somewhat bad economics news. I think it’s biased wish-fulfillment reportage, and rather embarrassing, given the low unemployment rate and other strong economic indicators. However, I admit to having the same shameful wish, […]

Just control yourselves

What a pathetic mess in Congress around the Ilhan Omar controversy. I can’t be happy that the Dems are getting what they deserve for perpetuating sclerotic leadership — it’s too scary to think they may blow it and hand Trump a second term. The main thing going on here are overly hysterical fears of anti-semitism, […]