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Sold Down The River

Directed by Karen Erbach Lawlor
Documentary Short
USA |15 min | 2019

In the state of Wisconsin, third world water conditions have become an epidemic, brought on by factory farms and big agribusiness. Legislators seem to put the interests of their corporate donors over the health and safety concerns of their constituents, and they continue to support bills that protect big business and polluters. This disturbing trend has been happening across the United States.

Sold Down The River | Karen Erbach Lawlor, Director

Sold Down The River - Karen Erbach LawlorKaren Erbach Lawlor

I received my B.A. in film from Columbia College, Chicago, and then attended the American Film Institute as a directing fellow. I have two produced screenplays – “For Hire,” a feature film starring Rob Lowe and Joe Mantegna and “Mask of Fear” for ABC Television, MGM/UA. I was a top ten finalist in the Walt Disney Writing Fellowship Competition for her screenplay, “The Scapegoat,” which was also a finalist in the Austin Film Festival. “3400 Milles” is currently under option. As a director, I received the CINE Golden Eagle Award for my short, dramatic film, “Lisa,” shot by Academy Award winner, Janusz Kaminski, which aired on PBS. I also received the Special Merit Award at the Illinois Film Festival for my short film, “In Bed.” I have published articles in American Cinematographer on Schindler’s List, Wild Palms, Phenomenon and Nothing in Common. Most recently, I have written, directed and produced commercials for Chevrolet Austin, Chevrolet Rome, Lamisil, TEEB, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Chevrolet Rio and others. My spot for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America aired nationwide and was written up in the New York Times, and I was invited to speak on a panel for Innovation Uncensored hosted by Fast Company.

Film Information

Director: Karen Erbach Lawlor
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producer: Patrick Lawlor
Writer: Karen Erbach Lawlor

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