Here at Kartemquin we are all very excited about tonight's #KTQ45 celebration at the Metro (with literally a handful of last, last minute tickets still available on the door)! But we're not the only ones: we were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning!
Here's the full text of the letter:
"September 15, 2011
Kartemquin would like to offer condolences to the family of Khairiyeh Abudayyeh, who passed away on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Abudayyeh and her husband were instrumental in founding the first Arab community center in Chicago almost forty years ago and featured in the Palestinian Story segment of our award-winning 2003 PBS series The New Americans.
You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching!
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The mailman was particularly kind to us today. We just got a stack of letters here at Kartemquin and we're so touched by them we have to share.
The first came from Albert H., a retired printer from Connecticut, who submitted a design for our Typeface DVD Call for Art. In his letter Mr. H wrote:
Dear Kartemquin Films,
To mark the finale of the Chicago PBS re-broadcast of The New Americans, Kartemquin will be hosting a live chat with Series Producer Gita Saedi Kiely, and many more of the producers and directors who worked on the epic 7-part series on immigration to the United States.
Join in with the chat at 1pm CST on 09/16/09 by visiting www.kartemquin.com/chat.
As we enter week four of The New Americans encore broadcast on Global Voices on PBS, listen to this interview with Executive Producer Gordon Quinn, who discusses the ongoing relevance of the work with the host of New America Now, an award-winning news and culture radio magazine, or catch Series Producer Gita Saedi on Digital P