Kartemquin is thrilled that two of its recent documentary features will be included in this year's prestigious International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA) in November. David Simpson's Milking the Rhino will screen in competition for the Joris Ivens Award, screening details to be announced shortly. Additionally, Steve James and Peter Gilbert's At the Death House Door will be screening, followed by "A Conversation with Steve James," on Friday, November 21st.
Kartemquin's Milking the Rhino will have four additional screenings in South Africa later this week. Get the details. Then a Chicago run is planned at the Gene Siskel Film Center for Sept. 26 - 30. Then, the film will be featured as a part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 2nd at the Cultural Center. Mark your calendar!
We are pleased to announce that Milking the Rhino, the forthcoming
documentary from Producer/Director David E. Simpson from a concept by
Co-Producer Jeannie Magill, is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the
PBS Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fund. The Fund was established in
2006 by way of a multi-million dollar grant from the Skoll
Milking the Rhino Producer/Director David E. Simpson and Associate Producer Xan Aranda have just returned from San Francisco, where they finalized licensing contract negotiations with the Independent Television Service. This contract includes significant levels of funding which will aid the Rhino crew in finishing its goals for this feature-length film.
The Illinois Arts Council has awarded Kartemquin Educational Films a grant of $14,270.00 from State funds for support of the feature length documentary: Milking the Rhino...and Other Tales of Community Conservation. Each Kartemquin project employs and hopes to inspire a variety of Illinois artists. Our films succeed because of the collaborative efforts of local directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, musicians, graphic designers and many talented others.
A new DVD which contains 88 minutes of rough-cut material is now finished. The disk is comprised of 11 stand-alone scenes from Namibia and Kenya as well as a short demo for the film. Director David E. Simpson edited the material with assistance from Associate Producer Aaron Wickenden. Kartemquin’s Jim Morrissette authored the disk and Dan Sharkey, formally of gripdesign, created beautiful packaging.