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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents Two Films by Aviva Kempner: Rosenwald

Rosenwald 550Aviva Kempner will be in attendance!

“Critic’s Pick … rich and fascinating.” –New York Times

After Julius Rosenwald—the uneducated son of an immigrant peddler who became the president of Sears—read the writings of educator Booker T. Washington, he went on a mission: to work with African American communities to build schools. And he did, more than 5,300 during the Jim Crow, pre-Civil Rights era. His support of African American intellectuals and artists left a powerful legacy, with Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. DuBois, Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gordon Parks, Jacob Lawrence and many others given funds to pursue their work. The award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells Rosenwald’s forgotten story. (U.S., 2015, 90m, DCP)

7:30p Saturday, October 3 - Tickets available HERE or call 505-231-5874.

A desert reception follows the screening of Rosenwald!