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Netizens: A Film Screening, Part of the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Presented in partnership with JCC East Bay

Castro Theater (San Francisco) Friday, July 27, 4:05 PM
Albany Twin (Albany) Sunday, July 29, 2:15 PM
Purchase tickets here. Regularly $15 each; use code JCCEB38 to save $2

Cynthia Lowen | USA | Documentary | 96 min | Official Selection, 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, 2018 Hot Docs

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38: July 19 – August 5
Key Festival Information:


Carrie Goldberg, an internet privacy attorney; Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic and activist; and Tina Reine, a financial trader whose career was derailed by a vicious campaign of cyber harassment, are the three extraordinary subjects profiled. Coinciding with the #MeToo movement, as the internet becomes the next frontier for civil rights, the arc of the online moral universe may also be long, but here too, Netizens shows it bending towards justice.

Cynthia Lowen (Director):
NETIZENS is the directorial debut from Cynthia Lowen, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer. She is the producer and writer of BULLY, a 2012 feature documentary following five kids and families through “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis. Lauded by reviewers, BULLY was awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in journalism and was nominated for two Emmys. Drawing on BULLY’s success, the filmmakers created The BULLY Project, a social action campaign and partnership with organizations, brands and corporate sponsors, sharing a commitment to ending bullying. The film and campaign garnered support from such prominent voices as Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, and Katie Couric, among others, and in April of 2012 BULLY was screened at The White House. Lowen is also an award-winning poet and winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series for her collection "The Cloud That Contained the Lightning.” She attended Colorado College and received her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.




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