Terra Incognita to screen at Wisconsin Fest

Kartemquin is happy to announce that Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita has been selected for the 2008Wisconsin Film Festival. Get tickets here. This festival has special meaning as Madison, WI is where James Thomson and coworkers derived the first human embryonic stem cell line, and several of the film's crew are alumni of the University of Wisconsin. The Isthmus featured the film in a recent article about the festival. Continued

Terra Incognita, in your neighborhood and on your television

Kartemquin's latest doc, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, will have its American broadcast premiere on PBS'Independent Lens on January 15th and in the days afterwards.Check your local listings. Additionally, in the coming weeks, the film will continue to screen in community venues across the country. Find out if it's showing in your neighborhood. Lastly, watch and rate the trailer on Current TV! Continued

Kartemquin's latest - get the podcast

In anticipation for tonight's national premiere of Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, Director Maria Finitzo and Dr. Jack Kessler have been providing radio interviews about the film. Here are a few samples: Dr. Kessler on WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show Maria Finitzo on WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight Additionally, tonight's broadcast has been featured in several publications as recommended viewing for tonight. Check out this piece by the Chicago Tribune. Continued

Kartemquin at IDFA 2007

Kartemquin's Maria Finitzo, Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan just returned from IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, where the 60 minute version of Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita was in the Silver Wolf Competition. The film was screened 5 times followed by discussions with the filmmakers and audiences. Allison Kessler, one of the individuals featured in the film, attended the festival for the European premiere of the film. Additionally, Gordon was one of five documentarians to participate in a panel entitled, "Debate: What Would You Do? Ethics inside and outside film" The panel was moderated by documentary ethicist Brian Winston, and covered social taboos and ethical issues posed in the documentary film process. Continued