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When an unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, they wage a near impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons.

Read more on Erika’s journey on filming Belly of the Beat

Erika’s team included:

Director, Erika Cohn (BFA/FP ’09), a Peabody, Emmy and DGA Award-winning filmmaker who Variety recognized as one of 2017’s top documentary filmmakers to watch and was featured in DOC NYC’s 2019 “40 Under 40″portrait of woman

Co-Executive Producer, Angela Tucker: writer, director and Emmy nominated producer who works in narrative and documentary genresangela tucker headshot

Producer/Shooter, Christen Marquez: committed to producing character driven stories and covering social justice issues throughout the worldChristen marquez headshot

Producer, Nicole Docta: documentary producer who has focused her career on socially impactful projects and BIPOC storiesnicole docta headshot