Cynthia Lowen is the co-creator, producer and writer of BULLY, a feature documentary film following five kids and families through “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and released by The Weinstein Company. Lauded by reviewers, BULLY was awarded the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in journalism and is currently nominated for two Emmys. Drawing on BULLY’s success, the filmmakers created The BULLY Project Social Action Campaign, a collaborative effort in partnership with multiple organizations, brands and corporate sponsors, sharing a commitment to ending bullying. Featured at several summits on education and school climate, in April of 2012 BULLY was screened at the White House.
Cynthia is also a writer and winner of the National Poetry Series for her collection, “The Cloud That Contained the Lightning.” She’s the recipient of the Women Authoring Change fellowship from William Morris Entertainment and the Discovery prize, as well as residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, among other honors.
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