In a moving and perceptive new essay for the Frontline PBS website, The Interrupters producer Alex Kotlowitz makes a convincing argument for the enduring, debilitating effects of trauma. Kotlowitz writes: "Children exposed to street violence show the same kind of post-traumatic stress disorder we see in veterans who’ve returned from combat.
The Kartemquin documentaries A Good Man, Prisoner of Her Past and Typeface will all screen at the 2011 Ventura Film Festival in Ventura, California this July!
The Chicago Journalists Association will honor Howard Reich as "Chicago Journalist of the Year" at their 72nd annual awards ceremony this October.
Prisoner of Her Past premieres in Los Angeles at 7:30pm tonight in a free, special event at the Museum of Tolerance.
The film's subject Howard Reich and producer Joanna Rudnick will be joined by special guest panelist Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Institute Foundation for a post-screening discussion with moderator Lieb Gelb, Director of the Museum of Tolerance.