Maggie Bowman

Doc Producers Alliance

Maggie Bowman is a documentary film producer and director. As Series Producer for Hard Earned, she led the team at Kartemquin Films that made the 6-hour series about American families working low-wage jobs. Hard Earned won a duPont-Columbia Award in 2016, following national and international broadcasts on Al Jazeera. She recently served as Kartemquin’s inaugural Artistic Fellow. Previously, Bowman produced Election Day, which follows a dozen American voters on November 2, 2004 (SxSW 2007, POV 2008). Prior to her work in film, Bowman was a union organizer and consultant, working on campaigns with taxi drivers in the Bronx, nurses in Iowa, and home health aides in Brooklyn. She is currently at work on a documentary about the student debt crisis, which she began as a Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley in 2017. She is an active member of the Documentary Producers Alliance, where she focuses on career sustainability concerns for producers.