Kartemquin Films

Production Company

Kartemquin Films, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, has been producing high-impact documentary films on a variety of subjects from its Chicago base since 1966. Kartemquin is a home for independent filmmakers developing documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. Kartemquin acts as a trusted bridge between communities and the media, aiming to foster the growth of passionate new filmmaking voices, and to advocate for the importance of strong local and public media. Kartemquin’s films have won prizes at festivals throughout the world and have been broadcast nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Our best-known film, Hoop Dreams, won nearly every major critics award and journalism prize. Kartemquin's most ambitious project, the seven-hour series The New Americans, enjoyed extraordinary reception from both American and international critics as well as the prestigious International Documentary Association Best Limited Series Award in 2004. With a record number of films currently in development and production, Kartemquin is poised to continue this legacy for years to come. www.kartemquin.com

Films by Kartemquin Films

Vietnam, Long Time Coming 1998
Trick Bag 1974
A Film by
Inquiring Nuns 1968