Daniel Anker


Daniel Anker, a filmmaker, died on April 21 in Manhattan of pneumonia caused by treatment for lymphoma.

Anker was born in Washington, D.C., in 1964 and grew up in Potomac. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School and Harvard, where he studied musicology and psychology.

He was a producer, director and writer of documentaries. His films include Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000), about a trial in 1931 in which black teens were falsely accused of rape by two white women; Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004), which deals with Hollywood’s treatment of the Shoah; and Icebound (2012) about dogsledders delivering lifesaving serum in Alaska in the winter of 1925.
Anker is survived by his wife, Donna Santman; his mother, Charlotte Anker; his sister, Deborah; and daughters Adi and Eliza.

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