In the Family in the legal world

At the upcoming ABA 2009 Annual Meeting, the Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law will sponsor the CLE Program Is it in My Family? One Woman's Journey through Genetic Testing. The session, which impacts a broad range of legal topics, includingfamily law, health law, intellectual property, individual rights andresponsibilities, insurance law, science and technology, and bioethicsand the law, will examine the pros and cons of predictive genetictesting and the effects on individuals and their families. The July 31st program will feature clips from In the Family and a panel discussion with filmmaker Joanna Rudnick.  The film will also screen in its entirety as a part of the ABA Annual meeting on August 2nd. Continued

Sad Kartemquin News

Today we mourn the loss of John Callaway, a brilliant journalist and dear friend to Kartemquin Films.  John was a vocal champion of Kartemquin's mission, and over the last few years was an irreplaceable, force-of-nature advocate for our work in progress, Prisoner of Her Past. John died yesterday of a heart attack.  He was 72.  You can read more about his legacy in The Chicago Tribune.  Or, listen to an interview with John and a remembrance of his life on WBEZ. Continued