Keep Talking funded by Vision Maker Media

We're delighted to announce that Vision Maker Media has awarded a grant of $100,000 towards post-production on Keep Talking, directed and produced by Karen Weinberg. With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media's Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native American involvement that ultimately benefits the entire Public Media community. Keep Talking is one of just six projects to receive funding this year. This is the first time a Kartemquin project has received a Vision Maker Media grant, and we are honored to begin a working relationship with them on Keep Talking. The grant means that the film will eventually be broadcast on PBS. Continued

View photos and reactions from the Spring Showcase

We would like to thank all who came to last night's Kartemquin Spring Showcase. We were thrilled to see the sold out crowd at the Gene Siskel Film Center engaging so passionately and thoughtfully with these new works-in-progress; and in turn, to see the four debut directors so eloquently explaining their filmmaking choices, and future hopes for their films. See below for the top tweets and click here for photos of the night, and more information on this year's projects: All the Queen's Horses; Minding the Gap; The Prosecutors; and Keep Talking. Continued

Keep Talking joins Kartemquin

We are delighted to announce that Keep Talking is a new Kartemquin project. Directed and produced by Karen Lynn Weinberg, Keep Talking begins in the summer of 2013 in Kodiak, Alaska. When she started filming it was estimated that there are 33 fluent native speakers of the Kodiak Alutiiq language remaining. The Elder speakers share a painful past with many indigenous communities; they were brutally punished by American schoolteachers for speaking their native tongue. Continued