Cynthia Kane

A former commissioning editor for documentary, Cynthia helped transform the way global documentaries are seen on American television. She created DOCday on Sundance Channel in 2002, and shepherded over 150 international and U.S. co-productions for public media at ITVS. More recently, she helped launch Al Jazeera America Presents with series (including Kartemquin's Hard Earned which won a 2016 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award) and documentaries (Albert Maysles' final work, In Transit, Leon Gast's Sporting Dreams, Barbara Kopple's Shelter, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's Daisy and Max, Michelle Shephard and Patrick Reed's Guantanamo's Child, Marc Levin's Freeway: Crack in the System, the last two recently nominated for Emmys.)

With UK partners, GBGG productions (formed with Lisa Scott Gordon and John Warburton) and Les Film de l’Après Midi, Kane recently executive produced New Eyes, a short narrative film by Ethiopian filmmaker Hiwot Admasu Getaneh, which screened at the Venice, Toronto and Rotterdam Film Festivals.fi

Films by Cynthia Kane

Life Itself 2014
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