45th Anniversary

With a lot of help from our friends

We did it! Thank you to all the Kartemquin supporters who donated at the end of 2011, our 45th anniversary year, to help us in a our bid to raise $10,000 to match a challenge grant from a generous individual and the Cardiff Fund. We were successful and raised a total of $12,785, which will now be doubled as result. The funds will go towards our continued operation: making films, making filmmakers, and making a difference!

 

We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the following donors:

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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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