To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego
Airs Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 23 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of Cinewest Productions and San Diego History Center
By wagon train and steamship, Jews began arriving in San Diego in 1850 when it was a small pueblo in the remote southwest corner of the United States.
Their innovations, determination, and strong sense of community breathed life into and shaped the greater community, helping to create what is today the 8th largest city in the nation.
Director Isaac Artenstein ("Tijuana Jews") turns his keen cultural eye on San Diego’s history.
With over 50 interviews that include descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers, the film creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic community that has thrived in this region for over 150 years.
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Producer/Director: Isaac Artenstein. Executive Producer: William Lawrence. Production Company: San Diego History Center and Cinewest Productions. Editor: Keith Shapiro. Music: Allan Phillips. Cinematographer: Sergio Ulloa. Associate Producer: Jude Artenstein, Joellyn Zollman.
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