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'Rosenwald' reveals a philanthropist with a mission

'Rosenwald' reveals a philanthropist with a mission

"Rosenwald" used to be a name to conjure with, but no more, and that is a shame this vivid, engaging documentary attempts to do something about. In the early years of the 20th century, Julius Rosenwald was a philanthropist on a colossal scale, giving away what has been estimated as close to a billion dollars in today's money. But as revealed by writer-director Aviva Kempner, it's not just the amount of money he donated that makes Rosenwald special, it's the specifics of who he gave it to and how and why he did it that sets him apart. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: "Rosenwald": A review in the Aug. 28 Calendar section of the documentary film...

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