Kartemquin is pleased to announce the first award of funding to a new Steve James documentary project: Generation Food. The film was announced today as one of the first ten recipients (out of over seven hundred) of the PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards from Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation. Learn more about the awards.
Generation Food will look at the global issue of how we will eat in the 21st century. The film's synopsis is as follows:
"We want to fix the world’s food system. We’ll explore how to do that with unexpected stories from unlikely people discovering unbounded ways to feed the planet. Raj Patel’s forthcoming book, GENERATION FOOD, takes a global look at how different generations are caring for one another over a shared table, making sure that there’s enough good food for everyone. Like the book, the documentary project will chronicle the complex and contradictory journey to find sustainable solutions to feed the world. Bringing together Steve James’ unmatched storytelling skills and Raj Patel’s knowledge of the food system, we’ll produce a documentary about solutions to fix the worlds’ problems that informs, surprises, entertains and inspires. By the end of the film, the audience will wonder not ‘what can I do?’, but ‘when can we start?’"
The film is still in early development, with Kartemquin currently a Fiscal Sponsor. The transmedia project will see director Steve James collaborating with author and activist Raj Patel on the film, which will also be complimented by a book by Patel and other digital initiatives. Other key producing personell include Cynthia Kane of ITVS, Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures, and Rachel Wexler of Bungalow Town.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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