We are excited to have “Life Through a Lens” featured at the Berkshire Jewish Film Festival on July 6. Additionally, we are honored to have Dr. Edwin H. Kolodny — Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board — conduct a TalkBack session on July 7th at 7:30 p.m. ET, sharing additional details about the documentary and the disorder known by its initials, APBD. We look forward to sharing Dr. Kolodny’s “TalkBack” segment with the Festival attendees in the coming weeks.
This year’s Berkshire Jewish Film Festival — presented by Knesset Israel — is being offered on a virtual platform and will feature 14 films about people learning to accept their differences, strong women and girls, and children using their hearts and minds to make the world a better place.
The documentary is focused on the life of Hollywood photographer, Robert Zuckerman, whose “life through a lens” gets turned upside down after he is diagnosed with APBD. Directed by family team, Jeff and Ronete Levenson, the film premiered at the Manhattan Film Festival in 2016, received the award for best short documentary at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival in 2016, and more recently was featured at the Catalina Film Festival, Williamsburg International Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, and twenty other festivals.
Jeff Levenson shares, “Raising awareness, using film, is an art and a science. The documentary immerses the viewer in Robert Zuckerman’s inspiring journey. My hope is that more people around the world would understand APBD and we would work together towards a cure.”