Acclaimed director and long-time Kartemquin associate Steve James will be honored by the Cleveland International Film Festival with the festival's Director's Spotlight Award. Previous award recipients include the likes of Kurt Kuenne, Jan Hřebejk, John Sayles, Rolf de Heer, Freida Lee Mock, Todd Solondz and Goran Markovic.
James' current projects include Generation Food, a transmedia collaboration with author Raj Patel that looks at solutions to fixing the broken global food system and America to Me, a series that follows the stories of teachers and students grappling with decades-long racial and educational inequities.
James and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail head to the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, MO for a series of screenings March 3-5 as well as the Port Jefferson Documentary Series in Stony Brook, NY on March 27. Stay up-to-date on screenings here.
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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