City So Real directed by Steve James and produced by Zak Piper has been nominated for the IDA Documentary Award in the “Best Multi-Part Documentary” category. Regarded as the world's most prestigious event dedicated to the documentary genre, the IDA Awards celebrate the best nonfiction films and programs of the year.
Since 1966, Kartemquin has prided itself on cultivating "a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society." In that time, we have championed the making of documentaries that examine and critique society through the stories of real people.
From Participant, Kartemquin Films and Oscar-Nominated Steve James, Documentary Series Delves Into the Universal and Timely Story of Structural Inequality Through the Lens of Chicago and Its Heated 2019 Mayoral Election
Newly Created Fifth Hour Focuses On Human Stories During the Current Pandemic and Recent Social Unrest
Steve James' City So Real and Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire are both available for streaming in Ontario as part of the Hot Docs Festival Online. For the Festival’s 10 days, May 28 to June 6, Ontario audiences will be able to stream documentaries, watch pre-recorded Q&As, and partake in virtual live events.
Hot Docs announced that it will launch Hot Docs Festival Online on May 28 to offer at-home viewers a rich array of titles from its 2020 official selection. Steve James' City So Real and Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be part of the more than 135 selections to be screened as part of the online festival.
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Steve James' latest project, City So Real enjoyed its first full series premiere at the True/False Film Festival on Saturday, March 7th. After premiering its first two episodes in the Indie Episodic Program at the Sundance Film Festival in January, festival goers were treated the opportunity to watch the full series all together including a brief intermission between episodes 2 and 3. The other screenings split the series in half.