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Aviva Kempner '76 Interviewed by The Philadelphia Sunday

Tuesday, May 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Aviva Kempner '76 was interviewed by The Philadelphia Sunday about her life influencing her documentary films. Kempner says, "As a child of a survivor born in post-war Europe, I had grown up fantasizing about being in the resistance during World War II. In late 1979, I had a roots awakening to explore my Jewish roots. Since then, I have devoted myself to countering negative screen images of Jews.

Typically, Jews are portrayed by the suicidal, female Holocaust survivor, the nebbishy Jewish male and the domineering Jewish mother. I am committed to making documentaries which counter these negative portrayals by showing non-stereotypical images of Jews."

Read more in The Philadelphia Sunday, "Director/producer Aviva Kempner--Viva Aviva!"



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