Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow

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Photos by Fatosh Arabacioglu

“Well-known and highly respected…they have earned a stellar reputation for making documentaries that speak powerfully.” – Ruth Rosen, AlterNet

“Snitow and Kaufman identify as politically progressive, but their most basic position is pro-nuance, pro-doubt.” – Gershom Gorenberg, The American Prospect

Alan Snitow’s films include the award-winning “Company Town,” “Between Two Worlds,” “Thirst”, “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, and “Blacks and Jews.” He was a producer at the top-rated KTVU-TV News, the Bay Area Fox affiliate, for 12 years. Before that, he was the News Director at Bay Area’s Pacifica Radio station, KPFA-FM, winning the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award for Best Local Newscast. Snitow served on the boards of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Film Arts Foundation, California Media Collaborative, Food and Water Watch, and as Board President of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a graduate of Cornell University.

Deborah Kaufman

Deborah Kaufman’s films include the award-winning “Company Town,” “Between Two Worlds,” “Thirst”, “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, and “Blacks and Jews.” She founded and for 13 years was Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and largest independent Jewish film showcase in the world. Kaufman has been a Board member of the California Council for the Humanities, the New Israel Fund, and Amnesty International USA. She has been a consultant, programmer, lecturer, and activist with a variety of human rights, multicultural and media arts organizations. Kaufman is a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law and a member of the California Bar. She is member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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The Snitow-Kaufman Archives

The Tamiment Library at NYU is home to the Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman papers, which include copies of all of our films as well as interview transcripts, promotion materials, background files, and FBI files of American Jewish organizations obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The Snitow-Kaufman Papers also include Alan Snitow’s files from his years as News Director at KPFA-Pacifica Radio and as a political activist in SDS, NAM, DSOC, and DSA.

The Pacific Film Archive at the Berkeley Art Museum is home to 16mm prints of BLACKS AND JEWS and SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY.

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