Ines Sommer is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, who frequently collaborates with other filmmakers as a cinematographer.
Ines' camera work has been featured in several productions for Chicago's legendary Kartemquin Films, including Maria Finitzo's Peabody Award-winning Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita and Joanna Rudnick's Emmy-nominated In the Family. She shot on two PBS Frontline programs directed by Marian Marzynski and a number of Kindling Group documentaries: A Doula Story: On the Frontlines of Teen Pregnancy, "The Calling" , and the forthcoming @home. Other recent credits include Mary Fishman's A Band of Sisters, Ethan Bensinger's Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, and Pamela Sherrod Anderson's award-winning The Curators of Dixon School, which Ines shot and co-produced.
Ines' recent directing credits include the feature-length human rights documentary Beneath the Blindfold, which was named "Best Political Documentary of 2012" by the Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs. Besides making films, Ines has a longstanding interest in engaging audiences with independent cinema and has held positions as a film programmer and film festival director. Ines has taught film/video production at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and elsewhere.
Films by Ines Sommer
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