by Amy Stone

. . .Deborah Kaufman in Conversation

After 13 years of screening independent Jewish films for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, founder Deborah Kaufman has gone behind the camera to make a film of her own. Teaming up with producers Alan Snitow, a Jewish man, and Bari Scott, a black woman, she has created “Blacks & Jews,” a documentary that aims to open up dialogue between the two groups by going beyong the “ritual of conflict” Kaufman says is perpetuated by the clashes of media-minded forces such as Louis Farrakhan and the Anti-Defamation League.

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