#260 Billy Corben

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William Cohen, more commonly known by his stage name Billy Corben, is a documentary film director. As a co-founder of the Miami-based studio, Rakontur, along with producing partner Alfred Spellman, he has created films such as Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s The U. His feature documentary directorial debut, Raw Deal: A Question of Consent, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, making him one of the youngest directors in Sundance history. Examining the alleged rape of an exotic dancer at a fraternity house at the University of Florida, the film utilized extensive clips from videotape footage of the alleged assault. Considered by critics to be “one of the most controversial films of the modern day” and “one of the most compelling pieces of non-fiction ever produced,”. Raw Deal has been seen all over the world.

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