A former resident of Skokie, IL and an award-winning, Marin County-based cinematographer, Eli Adler has worked for more than 30 years with many talented documentary producers. In 2000, for the documentary Holocaust in my Body, Eli traveled to Auschwitz for the first time. As the son of a Polish Holocaust survivor, the experience was very difficult, knowing that this was the place that his father’s sister perished. “There is something quite profound when one actually steps foot on that hallowed ground,” said Adler. “It was then that I knew I needed to come back at some point and make my own film.” Adler has photographed several Holocaust-related films, including Hope Out of the Ashes (1985) and Loosening The Grip (1999). For the Shoah Foundation, Eli served as director of photography for the film One Day in Auschwitz, which aired on Discovery and Showtime.
Blair Gershkow is an editor and director with credits on all the major broadcast networks, including PBS’ The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, ABC’s Nightline and CBS’ 60 Minutes. For the past 20 years his work has involved editing feature-length documentaries, including The People vs. Dan White, as well as Silicon Valley: The New Gold Rush for CNN, and Fox 2/5, the national Emmy-winning story of the first Marines deployed into Iraq for Nightline. From 2001 to 2010 he edited Keeping Score, a series for the San Francisco Symphony and PBS and, in 2008, the award-winning documentary The Judge and the General. Recently, Gershkow edited the documentary San Francisco Symphony at 100 and a biopic for the PBS series Soundtracks, featuring Wynton Marsalis. He has won numerous awards for his work, including five national and local Emmys, two Iris Awards and the DuPont-Columbia Award.