Lessons from Prague: Howard Reich on an amazing screening

Last week Howard Reich took Prisoner of Her Past to Warsaw and Prague for emotional, standing room-only screenings attended by many top European psychologists and Holocaust scholars and surviviors. In his latest post at the film's blog, Howard describes how the post-screening discussion in Prague offered "revelatory insights" about the different ways of coping with childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder seen in the documentary. Continued

Howard Reich's Euro Trip

Howard Reich will attend two significant European premieres of Prisoner of Her Past this week in Prague and Warsaw. Both screenings will be followed by discussions with Howard Reich and leading scholars from both nations in psychiatry and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relating to the Holocaust. These prestigious screenings have been organized in conjunction with the United States Embassies of the Czech Republic and Poland, the Prague Jewish Museum, Institute Rafael, European Shoah Legacy Institute, and the Michael Traison Fund for Poland. We thank all of them for helping to make these special screnings possible. Continued

Gordon Quinn's ethical wisdom

Kartemquin's co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn is quoted in a recent article about ethics in filmmaking on the IDA (International Documentary Assocation) website, documentary.org. In A Question of Ethics: The Relationship between Filmmaker and Subject, Gordon describes how "he makes a point of trying to give the viewer a sense of how the story is being told and what the filmmakers' relationship with the subject is like," using In the Family and Prisoner of Her Past as examples.  Continued

Kartemquin Films on Netflix

You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching! Save to Queue Prisoner of Her Past Typeface   Watch Instantly and DVD Hoop Dreams Continued

Rendezvous with Toronto for Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past has been accepted into the 18th annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Schedules are still to be announced for festival, which takes place between Nov 5-13. The festival appearance will be one of many for the award-winning documentary this fall, with screenings already announced for Prague, Illinois, Texas and Indiana, with more to be confirmed. Check the film's events page for details and updates. Continued

Prisoner of Her Past now on Netflix, and back in Chicago

The award-winning Kartemquin documentary Prisoner of Her Past is now available on Netflix. Add the film to your queue today! If you are in the Chicago area however, perhaps you might want to see the film with Howard Reich in person at a special screening at the Spertus Institute on November 14th, 2010. Howard will introduce the film and sign copies of the DVD and his book. Tickets are available now from the Spertus Institute. Continued

The Dart Society blogs about Howard Reich's journey

Please read the blog "Howard Reich's Journey to Understand his Mother and Himself" on the Dart Society's "Blogging Trauma" website for a thoughtful and insightful consideration of Prisoner of Her Past. The blog states: "Reich deserves credit for his honesty and willingness to show us a little-explored aspect of the Holocaust as well as for his courage in exploring new formats through which to express himself."The Dart Society exists to "connect and support journalists worldwide who advance the compassionate and ethical coverage of trauma, conflict and social injustice."Prisoner of Her Past is available on DVD, and will be screening around the world in the coming months, with dates already announced for Greece, Czech Republic, Illinois, Texas and Indiana. Check the film's events page for details and updated listings. Continued

Prisoner of Her Past is now on twitter

Fans of Kartemquin's award-winning documentary Prisoner Of Her Past can now follow the latest updates on the film and the issues it raises via its brand new Twitter Account: @prisonerofpast. Even if you don't have a Twitter account, you can see the updates by visiting http://twitter.com/prisonerofpast. The Twitter account accompanies the film's blog, which was recently launched and already features some wonderful entries by Producer/Subject Howard Reich, including this report on a recent screening at the Tivoli Theater hosted by the After Hours Film Society. Continued