Prisoner of Her Past on the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post's Andrew Wander today published a review of Kartemquin's new documentary Prisoner of Her Past. Lauding the film as a "a brave work of personal discovery that explores a scandalously under-reported phenomenon," Wander compliments the film's subject and Co-Producer, Howard Reich, for having the courage to undertake the journey to investigate his mother's late onset post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD).


Prisoner of Her Past awarded Illinois Arts Council Grant

We are excited to announce that the Illinois Arts Council has awarded Kartemquin Educational Films a grant of $7,970 for support of the feature length documentary Prisoner of Her Past.  The film will tell the story of Chicago Tribune journalist Howard Reich's journey to uncover his mother's childhood during World War II in order to understand why she is reliving it 60 years later.  We are grateful for the support.


Sad Kartemquin News

Today we mourn the loss of John Callaway, a brilliant journalist and dear friend to Kartemquin Films.  John was a vocal champion of Kartemquin's mission, and over the last few years was an irreplaceable, force-of-nature advocate for our work in progress, Prisoner of Her Past. John died yesterday of a heart attack.  He was 72.