Maria Finitzo

Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:01 am

The Dilemma of Desire, directed by two-time Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo, is screening at AFI DOCS 2020, on June 21st at 12:01 EST, for 24 hours. Following the film, watch a recorded conversation lead by Malin Kan, AFI DOCS Programmer, with director Maria Finitzo and subjects Rebecca Baruc, Umnia Khan, Jasmine Sims, Sophia Wallace, and Yixin “Sunny” Sun. 

Tickets for individual films are $8, to purchase go here


An exploration of “cliteracy,” and the clash between gender politics and the imperatives of female sexual desire. A feature-length documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo, the film explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies, and - ultimately - power. 

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.


5 Girls airs on WTTW

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:



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