Thank you for your support

We want to offer our deep thanks for the generous support we received in response to our year-end appeal from Kartemquin's Executive Director Justine Nagan. In just the last couple of weeks of 2012, we received a total of $15,135 from 60 donors; we really could not be more grateful for the continued backing you give our work.

In 2013, we hope to complete and release at least 5 new documentaries (a KTQ record - and it could turn out to be even more!) and 3 new DVDs; will mentor our first ever group of Diverse Voices in Docs filmmakers; guide 3 sets of talented internship groups; host over 12 KTQ Labs: Feedback Screenings, including a new edition of last year's popular Spring Showcase; continue our educational work in classrooms across Chicago; and keep advocating for independent documentary media makers on issues such as ethics and fair use. Plus, some other things we can't tell you about just yet! We could not do any of this without your continued support.

We were especially enthused by how many individuals within the documentary industry and the Chicago area donated. We feel blessed to have such a loving and generous community around us. Thank you.

2012 Year-End Appeal Donors:
Yvonne Afable
Christian Anderson & Melissa Martinson
Kathy Anderson
Wilfrid Barker
Kay Berkson
Sean & Lindsay Besser Hank
Kathleen Cail
Matthew Carter
Charlotte Cook
Bonnie Cosgrove & Bruce Nilles
Claire Darby
Vera Davis
Kirby Dick
Barbara Engel
Carla Englorf
Stuart Flack
Rosa Gaia Saunders
Keir Graff
Susan Gzesh
Mark Hallett
Emily Hart
Brad Henderson
Doreen Hoff
Leslie Holt - in memory of Jordan Holt
Tracy Honn
Bruce Hopple
Elizabeth & Dave Iams
Carol Martori
Lydia Murray
Negaunee Foundation
C. Diane Percival
Jessie Pinkham
Obrigado Productions
Preston Pugh
Gordon Quinn
Elspeth Revere
Catherine Rock
Marci Rolnik
Jim Rowe
Mary Rowe & Merton Johnson
Rebecca Schaper
Joseph Schroeder
Michelle & Oren Schumaker
Julie Shapiro
Sara Slawnik
Erin Sorenson
Jeff Spitz
Jerry Temaner
Herbert Tjossem
Howard Tullman
Steve Turner
Kristina Valaitis
Mark Wagemaker
Roopa Weber
Steve Whisnant
Meghan & Jeremy Wilker
Richard Woodruff
Shuling Yong
Laura Zinger
Johanna Zorn

Photo: The Trials of Muhammad Ali, due for release in 2013.