Race/Ethnicity/Racism

Monday, July 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Local, USA
Nationwide,

A timely re-broadcast of '63 Boycott from co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn, captured on unseen 16mm archival footage, will be aired on Local, USA on Monday, July 20th at 8:00 PM CST. 

Be sure to utilize the screening guide to learn more about the film and other resources too!

Check your local listings for specific channels and times. 

ABOUT THE FILM

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.

Combining unseen archival 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 BOYCOTT connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

Music Box Films Acquires Hillary Bachelder Debut Feature REPRESENT

Kartemquin Films is proud to announce that Music Box Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the timely documentary feature REPRESENT, directed by Hillary Bachelder and co-produced by Kartemquin Films, ITVS, and Backbone Films. A remarkable feature directorial debut, REPRESENT follows three women in the American Midwest confronting entrenched political systems in their campaigns for elected office and fighting to reshape local politics on their own terms.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Vermont,

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be screening as part of the sixth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF6). The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to the work of first and second-time filmmakers. The 6th Annual event will be streaming August 27- September 3, 2020. The 8-day online festival, streaming a robust and entertaining lineup of feature films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, and filmmaker Q&As will be available to viewers at home or on the go!

Finding YingYing will be available to view on August 27th with post-screening Q&A with Shi. 

Visit the MNFF website for tickets and more information. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

 Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.

 

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code to Re-Broadcast Nationally on 25th Anniversary of 1995 Chicago Heatwave

COOKED: Survival By Zip Code will be having an encore broadcast on Monday, July 13th, 2020 on PBS Independent Lens, the 25th anniversary of the most traumatic heatwave in U.S. history. Twenty-five years after the 1995 Chicago heat wave, COOKED: Survival By Zip Code examines the events that led to the deaths of 739 people, mostly Black and in the poorest neighborhoods of the city.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:00 pm

In response to this moment of national protest, WTTW will air a special broadcast of '63 Boycott on June 10th at 9PM. 

ABOUT THE FILM

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed 'Willis Wagons,' on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Combining unseen archival 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants' reflections today, '63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:00 am

Screen the film anytime from June 4th, 2020 until June 11th, 2020 at https://kartemquin.vhx.tv/login

Join the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center and Detroit Public TV in screening Judith Helfand's COOKED: Survival By Zip Code free through Thursday, June 11th.

Tune-in to a special panel discussion on June 11 from 6:30-8p ET with:

  • Judith Helfand, Director/Producer
  • Jalonne White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, Kresge Foundation
  • Trish Koman, Research Investigator, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • Justin Owenu, Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club.

The panel will be moderated by Donele Wilkins, President/CEO, Green Door Initiative

Watch the film for FREE: https://kartemquin.vhx.tv/screeners/  
Enter Screener Code: 36f1bf89
Join the panel discussion: https://www.dptv.org/2020/cooked-survival-by-zipcode-live-panel-discussion/

 

Friday, June 5, 2020 6:30 pm

The Next Movement Committee of the Trinity UCC Prison Ministry Presents COOKED: Survival by Zip Code,  a powerful documentary about the 1995 Chicago heat wave in which 739 mostly black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week.

Eerily similar to the way Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting the same population. The links between natural phenomena, health and wealth disparity, and extreme racism, are striking. Join the online screening on Friday, June 5th at 6:30. 

Following the film director, Judith Helfand and public health expert, Dr. Linda Rae Murray will be in conversation via Zoom at 7:30pm.

Please register at the link above in order to gain access. 

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