Three Documentaries on Jewish South Beach

Aaron Davidson’s documentary films on Jewish themes have all been created in South Florida, but transcend their local flavor and are at once familiar and nostalgic. With the passage of […]


Three Documentaries on Jewish South Beach

Author:Aaron Davidson


Aaron Davidson’s documentary films on Jewish themes have all been created in South Florida, but transcend their local flavor and are at once familiar and nostalgic. With the passage of time his earliest films have become both historical records and time capsules, documenting places that have since closed or become unrecognizable and now live on in film only. A hallmark of Davidson’s work is his periodic updates of his films, often with poignant, ironic, or unexpected results. Films made innocently more than a decade ago in an earlier context take on new and added meaning with contemporary footage. Driven by that experience, the three films being screened for the Miami Book Fair now amazingly span 12 years, and they have all been updated in anticipation of their premiere screening at the Fair. 

Aaron Davidson

Aaron Davidson is a professional photographer and videographer based in Miami Beach; he’s been making films and taking photographs for more than half his life. Growing up in Miami Beach, he began making films when he was 12 years old. It was his interest in Jewish topics that in part inspired him to do so, as it seemed natural to him to capture on film the places he was familiar with, such as the bakery, the butcher shop, and restaurants in the area he visited in the company of his parents. That interest continued academically and professionally. When he was 21 and a student at Miami Dade College, Davidson was invited to be the photographer and videographer for the LMFAO North American Tour, and spent an entire summer traveling in a tour bus around the United States and Canada. He worked professionally through college and in the years since for his production company, AaronsView.com, and also works for one of the top photo agencies in the world, where he covers the music, fashion, and the arts and cultural scene in South Florida and around the country. His work is seen in print, online, and on television in the U.S. and internationally. Davidson has also been an in-house video producer for a financial services company, where he created content for social media and charities. 

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