Kickstart "In the Game"

In the Game, a new Kartemquin documentary about Title IX, gender equality and women's sports, invites you to "Take a Stand for Girls" and support their new Kickstarter campaign. Director Maria Finitzo and her crew need to raise $10,000 in 45 days to start production on the next phase of the film. So, please visit the In the Game Kickstarter page to more information, watch a brand new trailer and pledge your support today! They currently have 30% of their total already raised - please help us reach the finish line in time! Continued

NEH funds Maria Finitzo's new Bolivia documentary

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $75,000 development grant to Encounters with the Other, a new Kartemquin documentary being developed by Peabody Award-winning producer Maria Finitzo. Encounters with the Other examines the indigenous Tsimane people of Bolivia as they transition from a traditional to modern way of life. Maria will use part of the grant to fund research and initial production in Bolivia in 2011. Maria is producing the film with Kartemquin artistic director Gordon Quinn and in collaboration with Northwestern University professors Mike Kennedy and Dr. Bill Leonard, the Chairman of the Department of Anthropology. Maria is also currently producing In the Game for Kartemquin. Continued