WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station, will broadcast a year-long series of Kartemquin's award-winning documentaries as part of our 45th anniversary celebration.
The United States Justice Department took a public stand on the issue of genetic patenting for the first time on October 29th, stating that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The Department of Justice filed an Amicus Brief in the case against Myriad Genetics agreeing with the plaintiffs, in a move that will have major implications for the case and the issues which Kartemquin's 2008 film In the Family helped bring to worldwide attention.
A big Kartemquin congratulations to long time associate Joanna Rudnick! Joanna married Jordan Gimbel in Sonoma, CA on October 9th. While the entire KTQ community was there in spirit, here's a photo of Executive Director Justine Nagan and Producer Adam Singer celebrating with the beautiful bride. Congrats!