Abby Ginzberg

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Abby Ginzberg has been an independent documentary film director and producer for the past 20 years, creating films that tackle discrimination and the legal profession.[1]

She graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1975, and taught at Boalt Hall School of Law from 1975 to 1976, and at New College School of Law from 1981 to 1985.

In 2005, Ginzberg released the documentary Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderon's American Journey, which focused on federal district judge Thelton Henderson.[2] Another film, A Tale of Two Cities, discusses the difficulty of forming high-school education for disadvantaged juvenile youths. Her film, Doing Justice: The Life and Trials of Arthur Kinoy, won a number of awards.[3]

She also co-directed a documentary for the Ford Foundation chronicling the life of anti-apartheid freedom fighter and former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs, who lost an arm and an eye in an attack by the South African security services in Mozambique in 1988. The film is entitled “Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.”

In 2015, Ginzberg collaborated with filmmaker Frank Dawson on Agents of Change, a documentary that covers the Civil Rights Movement and the creation of Ethnic studies departments at San Francisco State University and Cornell University.[4][5]


  1. ^ "About Abby Ginzberg". Soul of Justice. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Thelton Henderson's American Journey". Soul of Justice. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abby Ginzberg, Biography". Boalt Hall. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. 
  4. ^ Binns, Tony (August 18, 2016). "Dawson and Ginzberg's 'Agents of Change' premieres at Black Harvest Film Fest". 
  5. ^ Horwitz, Nathaniel (August 12, 2015). "An interview with 'Agents of Change' producers". 

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