Sam Kauffmann

Professor of Film (COM)
704 Commonwealth Avenue
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Boston University

Teaches KHC FT 101: The Camera as an Agent for Social Change

Sam Kauffmann was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts—Film in 2009. He teaches film production and motion picture editing. He recently completed a film that exposes the many biases that are inherent in the SAT and ACT tests, called Act Out Against SAT, and his film Kids Living with Slim (2010), about African children who are HIV positive, won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. His previous film, Massacre at Murambi (2007), was aired on the PBS series P.O.V. It won top prizes and was screened at festivals all over the world. In 2004, Kaufmann was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching production at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In 2006 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist teaching at the National University of Rwanda. He is the author of one of the world’s most popular motion picture editing books, Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, from Focal Press. It has been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese editions.

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COM Film and Television
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Arts and Communications
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