Kartemquin Films remembers Linda Pedraza, a great supporter and fighter for women touched by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. On January 6, Linda lost her courageous battle with the disease. We are grateful to carry Linda's message through her and her family's involvement in our documentary In the Family.
In the Family recently received a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust of Chicago. We are most grateful for their support. In other news, this February Joanna Rudnick and Gordon Quinn plan to present excerpts from the film in progress at "Joining Forces Against Hereditary Cancer," the first annual conference on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, presented by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). This spring, we plan to launch an interactive website about the documentary.
From the Chicago Public Library's website:
In conjunction with the Chicago Historical Society's Teen Chicago exhibit, the Chicago Public Library presents the following free event:
Screening & Discussion: Five Girls
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Harold Washington Library Video Theatre, Lower Level