Marlene Booth & Jameson Goldner
Marlene Booth is an award-winning filmmaker, who has worked in film since 1975, both as an independent filmmaker for her own production company, Raphael Films, and for public television station WGBH-TV in Boston. She has produced and directed several major documentary films screened on PBS, at national and international film festivals, and in classrooms nationwide. Her major films include: Yidi in the Middle: Growing Up Jewish in Iowa (1999), When I Was 14: A Survivor Remembers,(1995), The Double Burden: Three Generations of Working Mothers, (1992), The Forward: From Immigrants to Americans, (1989), Orange Line Symphony, (1987), Raananah: A World of Our Own, (1981), and They Had a Dream: Brown v. Board of Education Twenty-five Years Later, (1980). Among Ms. Booth's awards is the Cine Golden Eagle, an Emmy nomination, a Bronze Apple from the National Educational Film and Video Festival, and Outstanding Independent Film at the New England Film & Video Festival. Her films were selected for screening at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Atlanta Film/Video Festival, Cinema du Reel in Paris, and Jewish Film Festivals in San Francisco, Boston, London and Moscow. She has received funding for her films from, among other places, the Iowa Humanities Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Humanities Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts through the New England Regional Fellowships. Ms. Booth was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Beloit College in 1970 and an M.F.A. in film from Yale University in 1975. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College for the academic year 1985-86.

Jameson (Jim) Goldner, Co-Director
(B. Los Angeles, CA 1938, BA UCLA 1960, MA UCLA 1963):

Professor Jameson C (Jim) Goldner is founding member of the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University From a background in both theatrical and documentary production, he left Hollywood for Stanford University and the post. of associate director of film production. Subsequently, Goldner established the film production unit at the (then) Lawrence Radiation (now Berkeley) Lab. From 1963 to 1965 he served as coordinator of Film in the (then) Department of Radio and Television During his tenure that department added Film to its title, a.nd shortly thereafter Film became an independent department granting both the Bachelor and Masters degree. Jim Goldner has been a consultant to many educational and commercia) entities In Israel he served as consultant and media producer for that country's leading audio-visual organisation, and was brought to Iran, by the former government, to lecture on film production and consult in the development of a national film school. In Israel he taught at the Beit Zvi National school of Drama, and in the Film and TV Department of Tel Aviv University. As a teacher, Goldner has taught both production and film studies, with particular emphasis on directing, and documentary history. He teaches Film and the Holocaust, a popular course he created for both the Cinema Department and the University's Jewish Studies program. His most recent motion picture is "Wten I was 14: A Survivor Remembers", a documentary about San Francisco Holocaust Survivor Gloria Hollander Lyon.


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