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Irvin Kershner
candidate to pursue filmmaking. He taught photography while taking cinema courses at the USC School of Cinema, and soon after took a job as a photographer on a State Department film project in Iran. That experience ultimately led to an assignment as a director and cinematographer of documentaries with the U.S Information Service. Traveling through Iran, Greece and Turkey in the early 1950s, Kershner’s early films were documentaries with titles such as, "Malaria", "Locust Plague" and "Childbirth.”

When he returned to the States, Kershner helped develop “Confidential File,” a documentary television series for which he acted as writer, director, cinematographer and editor. He later developed (continued)

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“He had a real joy of life. That was as important
as anything I learned about painting.” -Irvin Kershner
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