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Cynthia Kane


During her tenure at ITVS, Cynthia Kane shepherded 135+ international and U.S. co-productions for public media, contributing to the enrichment of the documentary landscape, including Anne Aghion’s ICE PEOPLE.

At Al Jazeera America, her impact extended further as she commissioned noteworthy documentaries and series, including the late Albert Maysles’ final work, IN TRANSIT, and the duPont Award-winning series, Kartemquin Films’ HARD EARNED, and many more. Cynthia Kane was critical in launching the channel and served as Senior Commissioning Producer in the Documentary Unit until its closure in 2016.

Cynthia Kane’s recent filmography showcases her commitment to thought-provoking storytelling. Notable productions include CALL ME DANCER (2023, ZDF ARTE/yes docu), directed by Leslie Shampaine and Pip Gilmour, executive produced by Jay Sean and Jitin Hingorani; Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s OBSESSED WITH LIGHT (2023); and Raj Patel and Zak Piper’s THE ANTS AND THE GRASSHOPPER (2021). Cynthia Kane’s diverse portfolio also includes Carl Gierstorfer and Antje Boehmert’s THE RIVER BETWEEN US (2021), NC Heikin’s LIFE & LIFE (2021), Maria Finitzo’s THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE (2020, Showtime), Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, and Lori Cheatle’s US KIDS (2020), LESSONS FROM A SCHOOL SHOOTING: NOTES FROM DUNBLANE (2018, Netflix Original Documentary), Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (2016, PBS/BBC), and Hiwot Admasu Getaneh’s NEW EYES (2015, Venice, TIFF, Rotterdam).

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