Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary filmmakers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop. At the core of the program are six engaging monthly workshops, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin Films’ world-class staff and associates. Each session provides practical, skills-based enrichment designed to help incubate and strengthen the participants' next documentary projects.
And This is Free and Chicago Maternity Center Story will screen at the Sundown in K-Town Festival in Chicago this July. The festival, which is a collaboration between the Better Boys Foundation (BBF) and Facets Multi-Media, is comprised of a series of social documentaries that exemplify the role of independent filmmaking in reporting about and shaping Chicago.
Maria Finitzo's 5 Girls, an award-winning documentary that closely follows five teenagers in Chicago as they navigate adolescence, will air on WTTW Wednesday night at 10pm.
The film originally aired on PBS' P.O.V. strand, and was praised for its depth and candor by critics, with the Boston Globe stating it revealed a portrait of teenage female life "we've seen little of in mainstream media."
Watch a new video introduction to the 2001 film from director/producer Maria Finitzo below:
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