Snitow-Kaufman Productions was formed in 1993 to produce film, video and educational media for the general public on social issues from race relations to globalization. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Berkeley, California.
"Snitow and Kaufman bring a fair-minded skepticism to everything they film." – Michael Sragow, The New Yorker
"Never ones to flinch from controversy, the two hit all the pressure points." - B. Ruby Rich, SF360
Our Work

In Production


In production, feature length

“Footprints,” a feature length documentary film in production, examines the revolutionary impact of Big Data on society. We hear promises of technological utopia, but we feel uneasy as we leave behind digital footprints that never wash away. We experience the magic of a frictionless world of convenience and efficiency, even as we fear being constantly surveilled, measured and analyzed by corporations and government. We are distracted and enchanted by new wonders even as wealth and power are centralized, privacy is eliminated, and life outcomes are determined by impenetrable and secret algorithms. “Footprints” follows activists, tech leaders, and cutting-edge thinkers as they all confront one of the most urgent issues of our time.

New Release

“Drones in my Backyard”

2013, 13 minutes

Drones in My Backyard is a funny and scary video mash-up about the coming of aerial drones to the United States. One day a drone appears in the filmmaker’s backyard, hovering over his head. It’s the catalyst for an extended meditation and free association on the presence of drones in war-making, the role of drones in surveillance, and the thrill of flying when you put on goggles to see what the drone sees. Whether it’s the Predator, The Argus, or cute little Hummingbirds, drones of all shapes and sizes are flying to a rock and roll beat. We see them following us… and listen to the incessant buzzing of cameras overhead.

World Premiere: Mill Valley Film Festival, 2013
Silver Chris Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Science Books & Films Best Video of 2014

“Does a spectacular job of exploring the implications of drones entering our domestic air space…[A]sks all the right questions.” Ken Rinaldo, Director, Art and Technology Program, Ohio State University

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