Newest Kartemquin release Edith + Eddie to world premiere at True/False

We're delighted to announce Edith + Eddie, a new Kartemquin documentary, will have its World Premiere at the 2017 True/False Film Fest this March 2-5. Directed, edited and produced by Laura Checkoway, the 29-minute documentary short follows Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison – America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is threatened by a family feud that triggers a devastating abuse of the legal guardianship system. Checkoway will be in attendance for the screening. The film is produced by Thomas Lee Wright and executive produced by Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak makes headlines worldwide; streaming on Netflix

Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman has continued to spark dialogue and make headlines regarding the imminent destruction of a Mes Aynak, one of the world's most significant archeological excavations, by a Chinese state-owned mining company eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Read about Saving Mes Aynak in the following publications: CNBC: China plans to destroy an ancient Buddhist city to get the copper buried there International Business Times: China to destroy 5,000 year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan for copper extraction Continued

Abacus and Raising Bertie to screen in PIFF's Documentary Views section

Raising Bertie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail head to the Portland International Film Festival this week to screen in the festival's Documentary Views section, aimed at offering a "fresh perspective on the world we live in and the fascinating people and stories that surround us Other films in the series include Academy Award-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Fire at Sea. Both Steve James, director of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Margaret Byrne will attend the screenings: ABACUS: Saturday, February 11 at 5:15PM Continued

Stranded by the State to broadcast statewide

Stranded by the State, a web series in collaboration with In These Times and directed, edited and produced by Liz Kaar broadcast across Illinois as a two-part special presented by Illinois Public Media. The series focuses on the long-term toll that the Illinois budget crisis has had on everyday people across the state, and will begin broadcasting on public television states February 14–the day before Governor Bruce Rauner's state budget address. Watch the trailer: Continued

Episode 7 of Stranded by the State/ Child Care Assistance premieres today

The 7th episode of Stranded by the State, entitled "Child Care Assistance" premieres today. A collaboration between In These Times and Kartemquin Films, the series is directed, edited and produced by Kartemquin associate Liz Kaar and explores the human impact of Illinois' budget crisis. In episode 7 we travel to child care assistance center Kindercottage in East St. Louis, IL. Across Illinois, the Child Care Assistance Program helps children remain in child care centers while their parents go to work, often at low-wage jobs. Spending a day at an organization such as Kindercottage means children are safe and fed during the day. Continued

Six spring interns join the KTQ team!

This spring, six talented and passionate new interns joined the Kartemquin team. Kartemquin's internship program is acclaimed by students, colleges and the film industry, and is renowned for its high educational value. We offer three internship terms: spring, winter and fall. Annually, eighteen burgeoning filmmakers will graduate from our internship program. Former interns often go on to comprise our staff and associates. For more information and to apply, click here. SPRING 2016 INTERNS: Dylan Brennan Columbia College Chicago Cinema Arts and Sciences major Anna Lindholm Columbia College Chicago Cinema Art and Science major Nastasya Popov Northwestern University Radio/TV/Film major Austin C. Pruett Graduate of DePaul University, B.A. in Philosophy and Digital Cinema Continued

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