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Name  Kathe Sandler
Role  Film director

Education  Rutgers University
Movies  A Question of Color
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Kathe Sandler (born May 11, 1959) is an award-winning filmmaker. She won a 1996 Guggenheim Award and two Prized Pieces Awards from the National Black Programming Consortium. She also received two fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts for filmmaking.


Early life

Sandler was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Joan Sandler, former Community Education Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Alvin Sandler, a painter and graphic artist. She attended American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. Her sister is Eve Sandler.


Most known for her feature documentary, A Question of Color, Sandler became known for exploring prejudice, racial identity and the color caste system through the lens of the Black community.

Sandler also made a film called Remembering Thelma, which was about the dancer Thelma Hill, debuting at the 1982 New York Film Festival.

Sandler directed The Friends, a dramatic film based on Rosa Guy's book of the same name.

She is a doctoral student in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Personal life

On January 7, 1984, she married Luke Charles Harris at the home of Evelyn Neal in Manhattan.


  • Finding a Way: New Initiative in Justice for Children
  • 1982: Remembering Thelma
  • 1993: A Question of Color
  • 1996: The Friends
  • When and Where We Enter: Stories of Black Feminism
  • References

    Kathe Sandler Wikipedia

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