People at Writers House

Rebecca Haimowitz

Rebecca Haimowitz received her MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts, where she also worked as a Screenwriting Instructor.  She is the Co-Director/Producer of the award-winning documentary “Made in India,” about outsourcing surrogate mothers to India, which aired on PBS in May 2012.  The film premiered in May 2010 at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, and won “Best Documentary” at the Florida Film Festival, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the Magnolia Film Festival.  Rebecca has directed various short documentary films, including a piece about feminist work in the prison abolition movement, an NYCLU series on over-policing in NYC schools, and a short about a summer camp for autistic children. She is currently Directing a feature film about a controversial law that forced a man to keep his pregnant wife on life support against her wishes. Rebecca has spoken as a panelist and keynote speaker at numerous universities, conferences and cultural institutions. She is committed to creating documentary and narrative films that reveal the human side behind social and political issues.