University of Chicago to honor Gordon Quinn

The University of Chicago will honor Gordon Quinn, AB '65, with an Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The Professional Achievement Awards honor alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities. The Awards event takes place at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on Friday, November 4th, at 7:30pm. After the awards ceremony, the festivities continue with a Career Month celebration and alumni networking event. Get more information. Continued

Unbroken Glass to world premiere at Seattle South Asian Film Festival

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of Unbroken Glass. Graduate of the University of Chicago and former Kartemquin intern, Dinesh Das Sabu debuts his feature documentary at the 2016 Seattle South Asian Film Festival on October 22. The film will then receive its Texas premiere at Dallas Videofest on October 23, and its Chicago premiere on November 2nd as part of the Kartemquin Fall Festival. Unbroken Glass weaves together Das Sabu’s journey of discovery with cinema-verite scenes of his family dealing with still raw emotions and consequences of his immigrant parents’ lives and deaths. The film was shot over five years in Illinois, New Mexico, California, and India. Continued

In the Game to have broadcast premiere on America Reframed on Tuesday, September 27 at 8pm

In the Game, directed by Peabody award-winner Maria Finitzo, will have its broadcast premiere on America Reframed Tuesday, September 27 at 8 pm. Check local listings here. The film follows the ups and downs of a girls' soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education. Set in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, Kelly High School on Chicago's south side is an inner city public school struggling to provide the basics for their students, many of whom do not make it to college, either because they cannot compete academically or because their families do not have the financial resources to send them to college. Continued

Raising Bertie Takes Honors Again in Atlanta

Raising Bertie, has just been awarded the Best Documentary Feature prize at Atlanta Docufest. This is its second accolade from Atlanta in short succession; director Margaret Byrne was also honored with 2016 Best Director Award from The Atlanta Underground Film Festival in August 2016. Raising Bertie portrays the lives of three boys in rural African American community of Bertie County, North Carolina. Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell face challenges of racism, violence and families breaking apart. The film provides a voice to youth nationwide who suffer from the effects of poverty and educational discrimination. Continued

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