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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.

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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.

Career

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.

Filmography

  • 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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