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

Saving Mes Aynak - Now on Netflix

During January 2017, Saving Mes Aynak will be streaming on Netflix. This is a major opportunity for the film to be seen by American audiences and is now available with Spanish subtitles, making it easier to share at bilingual workplaces and schools. The Brent Huffman-directed film has won 25 awards in total since it’s release in 2014 including both the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2016 ICRONOS Film Festival. For even more features, purchase the DVD, which includes 15 minutes of never-seen-before scenes from Mes Aynak, as well as closed captions and foreign language subtitles in French, German, Italian, and Japanese. Continued

The Hive of Raising Bertie receives $150,000 grant; Raising Bertie heads to Big Sky

The Bertie County Hive House, originally an alternative school for young men in Bertie County, North Carolina, which now operates as a community center has received a $150,000 grant through the North Carolina Development Initiative, provided by Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The donation will go towards renovations for the community center, founded by Vivian B. Saunders, who is featured in Raising Bertie. Saunders, Dr. Gary Cordon of the Victory Temple Church in Windsor and Tara Kenchen of the NC Community Development Initiative recently discussed their perspectives on the work of the Hive and what it means to be raised in Bertie on the Black Issues Forum on UNC-TV. Continued

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