Brett A. Schwartz is an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since 1995. Schwartz’s latest feature documentary, INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY received a Spotlight Documentary Film Award, an Award of Recognition from The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, and had its world premiere at SXSW in 2016. Schwartz’s previous feature-length documentary, MASHED MEDIA (2010) aired on PBS and is distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Schwartz’s films have screened at numerous film festivals including SXSW, The Seattle Int'l Film Festival, Slamdance, The Napa Valley Int'l Film Festival, The Chicago Int'l Film Festival, Cinequest, and many others. His work has aired on several networks, including Bravo, MSNBC, HGTV, Court TV, CBS, PBS. His short film SHIFTING TRADITIONS aired on PBS and was distributed by The University of California Center for Media and Independent Learning. Schwartz received a Master’s from Stanford’s Documentary Film Program.
Shifting Traditions takes an incisive look at the issue of intermarriage within the American Jewish community. Through the diverse voices of interfaith couples and rabbinical leaders, the film reveals the contemporary struggle of many Jews to participate in a multicultural society, and simultaneously maintain a separate and unique identity.
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