America Sells Itself director Jason Osder is responsible for the award-winning documentary LET THE FIRE BURN about the 1985 confrontation between the group MOVE and the Philadelphia police that claimed the lives of 11 people. LET THE FIRE BURN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the best editing in a documentary award and a jury special mention for best new documentary director.
America Sells Itself producer Beth Sternheimer’s independent film work includes serving as co-producer for THE CALLING, a four-hour PBS series that broadcast nationally on Independent Lens. Beth was producer and archival researcher for the public television documentary REFUGE: STORIES OF THE SELFHELP HOME and field producer for several Kartemquin Films productions, including THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI and Judith Helfand’s COOKED.&nb
Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 50 years. Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home for Life (1966) "an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon established the direction he would take for the next four decades, making cinéma vérité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people.
Bill Siegel was a valued member of the Kartemquin community for several decades, beginning as a researcher on Hoop Dreams, through to his masterpiece The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and up to his passing in December 2018.