Kartemquin at IDFA 2007

Kartemquin's Maria Finitzo, Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan just returned from IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, where the 60 minute version of Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita was in the Silver Wolf Competition. The film was screened 5 times followed by discussions with the filmmakers and audiences. Allison Kessler, one of the individuals featured in the film, attended the festival for the European premiere of the film.

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Terra Incognita in Milwaukee

Kartemquin filmmakers Maria Finitzo and Justine Nagan were in Milwaukee last night for a screening of Terra Incognita, hosted by the DocUWM program and ITVS' Community Cinema Program. The auditorium was near capacity for the screening and the enthusiastic discussion afterwards. Special thanks to Brad, the DocUWM crew and Alterra Coffee for their hospitality.

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Terra Incognita wins again

At an awards ceremony in Chicago on Sunday, Kartemquin's stem cell doc, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, was awarded a Gold Hugo called "The Chicago Award" by the Chicago International Film Festival. Festival Competitions Coordinator Phil Bajorat explained the accolade, "As part of the Chicago International Film Festival’s special section focusing on local filmmakers, the Chicago Award is presented to a Chicago or Illinois artist for the best feature film, short film, or documentary.

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