The War to Be Her

PBS Premiere: July 23, 2018Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

 Erin Heidenreich, Director
Erin Heidenreich's feature directorial documentary debut, The War to Be Her, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered awards at film festivals around the world. She directed & produced the award-winning short documentary, Rising Sons, and supports other female-driven narratives and filmmakers by producing The Other Shore, Made in India and Mission Congo.
Previously, Erin co-founded the film consultancy, Cinetic Media, in NYC working on such films as Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite and Bowling for Columbine. She then moved to a small town in China igniting many years of living abroad, a passion for telling unconventional stories about gender stereotypes, and following a heart-centered curiosity to some of the most dangerous places on earth. Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Erin is a graduate of Northwestern University and currently lives in Los Angeles.