Karen Cantor

Karen Cantor

Karen Cantor has been at the helm of three acclaimed documentary films over the last 15 years: The Danish Solution (2003) about the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943; Last Rights: Facing End-of-Life Choices (2009) follows four families as they recount grappling with the final days of beloved family members; and Invitation to the Muse (2011) looks at artists’ inner journeys.

Known for her industrial and artistic photographs her career paths included marketing for high-tech firms, teaching photography and entrepreneurship at Elon College and American University, and making her first full-length documentary film after becoming a grandmother. Her eclectic experiences have each made significant contributions to her skills and worldview as an established filmmaker.

Karen Cantor received a BA cum laude from Goucher College, studying anthropology and fine arts; later getting an MBA from Wake Forest University. She has studied documentary filmmaking at American University, Georgetown University, Maine Media Workshops and George Washington University’s Historical Documentary Filmmaking Program.

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Producer/Director/Writer