Justine Nagan Leaves Kartemquin Films to become Executive Director/Executive Producer of American Documentary | POV

Justine Nagan has been named Executive Director of American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) and Executive Producer of POV (Point of View), its award-winning documentary series on PBS, the AmDoc Board of Directors announced today. Nagan joins AmDoc | POV from the award-winning nonprofit production collective Kartemquin Films of Chicago, where she has been Executive Director and an Executive Producer since 2008. Nagan will split her time between AmDoc / POV and Kartemquin Films this fall to ensure a smooth transition and will relocate to New York with her family in December. Continued

Introducing a new Kartemquin short film

Short films have always been an integral part of Kartemquin's history, from Parents to Chicago Crossings. To explore the feasibility of creating a new shorts initiative to complement our regular long-form works, we recently filmed the 9 minute Sacred Transformations, directed by Justine Nagan and edited by Leslie Simmer. The film - shot in a single night inside on the South Side of Chicago - follows Eric Dean Spruth as he helps people to transform tattoos that no longer represent who they are into new works of art. We are delighted to announce that Sacred Transformations has already been accepted into the "Fear No Film" program at the 2010 Utah Arts Festival. We will be announcing more ways to see the film soon. Stay tuned! Continued