Bonni Cohen


Bonni Cohen has produced and directed an array of award-winning films, including most recently co-directing Audrie & Daisy about the impact of online harassment with Jon Shenk. She also produced The Island President, which Shenk directed. 

In 2006, Cohen produced and directed The Rape Of Europa, which was nominated for two Emmy Awards and Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. With documentary director Jon Else, she produced Wonders Are Many: The Making Of Doctor Atomic and his earlier film Open Outcry. Cohen co-produced Democracy Afghan in 2004 and in 2003 she produced and directed The New Heroes. She directed and produced Kofi Annan: Eye Of The Storm.

Before coming to documentary film, Cohen worked as a journalist for Reuters Television and NBC, based in London and Jerusalem. Cohen earned a Master’s degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University in 1994 and Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University in 1987. 

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Al Gore and Bill Nye

Looking for a movie that takes climate science to the masses? In the first part of this week’s episode, former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One along with co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk to talk about the making of their 2017 movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers. In the second part, TV’s Bill Nye is joined by director Jason Sussberg, who shadowed Nye as he goes toe-to-toe with outspoken climate deniers and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change in the 2017 documentary Bill Nye Science Guy.