Fledgling Fund to support 10 Regional Government Roundtables for The Homestretch

The Fledgling Fund has committed $15,000 to help The Homestretch team facilitate ten regional screenings and roundtable discussions, bringing together government agencies around the issue of youth homelessness. These agencies include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Education and others, all of which have an impact on the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Nicolás Guillén Room
235 Carroll St NW
Washington DC , DC
Episode 1 of Hard Earned will be screening during Bread & Roses, a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor at the Busboys and Poets. Get more information here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:00 pm

David Weinberg Gallery
300 W Superior St
Chicago, IL
A screening of Episode 1 of Hard Earned, Kartemquin Films' six-part documentary series that follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on eight, ten, or even fifteen dollars an hour. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Get details and RSVP here.

Keep Talking

80 minutes
Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. Sadie, 13, is inspired to begin learning the language and dances of her ancestors. Instead of getting swept up in the wake of historical trauma, these women overcome personal demons and build toward a brighter future. Keep Talking reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization; joy and hope.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:00 pm

The Flicks 4
646 Fulton Street
Boise, ID
Life Itself screens at the The Flicks 4 in Boise, ID on July 22nd. This event may comprise multiple daily screenings. Check the venue website for more information and to purchase tickets. More details of other Life Itself screenings can be found here.

Saving Mes Aynak

60 minutes
Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.

The School Project

60 minutes
The School Project is an independent cross-platform media project committed to the idea that a healthy public education system is essential to a vital American democracy. A collaboration between a group of Chicago filmmakers, the project will create media that contextualizes and humanizes issues such as standardized testing, charter schools, privatization, and the effects of school closings to promote an informed conversation about the past, present, and future of public education in Chicago, a city on the front lines of America’s education struggles. The transmedia project and feature documentary will look at how decisions are made and their consequences as they play out in our communities. The team includes Free Spirit Media, Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, Media Process Group, Siskel/Jacobs Productions and freelancers Rachel Dickson and Melissa Sterne. Media partners include Catalyst Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, and WTTW/Channel 11.

Al Jazeera America Announces Production of Documentary Series with Kartemquin Films on Realities of Low-Income Living

Kartemquin is proud to announce a collaboration with Al Jazeera America on Hard Earned, a six-part documentary series scheduled to air in early 2015. Production has already begun on the series, which will explore the lives of five American families striving to keep food on the table and their dignity intact despite the reality of high living expenses and low wages.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Washington Peace Center
1102 South Campus Commons
College Park, MD
Beyond the Classroom at the University of Maryland will be screening "As Goes Janesville" on November 20, 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
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