Kartemquin week in Chicago!

Our films American Arab, A Good Man, Prisoner of Her Past and Typeface are all getting a chance to shine in our hometown of Chicago this week.

Usama Alshaibi will present clips from American Arab at a panel discussion at Columbia College Chicago from 7pm-9pm tonight. Panelists inlcude Marquette University sociologist Louise Cainkar, author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab-American and Muslim Experience After 9/11; and Roosevelt University professor David Faris, who studies social and political change in the Middle East. Roxane Assaf of the Advisory Council on Arab Affairs will moderate. The event is free and open to public: Get more information.

On Sunday, we have two events involving our founder and executive director Gordon Quinn. First, he will introduce the ever public display of clips from our upcoming 2011 film A Good Man at a Chicago Humanities Festival panel discussion involving Janet Wong and Paul Matteson from the Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company. The event is at the Chicago Cultural Center from 10am-11:30am. Get tickets and information.

Gordon Quinn will then head over to the Spertus Institute for a 2pm screening of Prisoner of Her Past and a panel discussion involving Howard Reich, clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Oster and human rights advocate Mario Venegas. If you haven't the film yet, this is the best screening you could possibly hope to attend - do not miss! Get tickets and information here.

Lastly, you can catch the Chicago television premiere of Typeface on Thursday 18th at 9pm on WTTW. And for all of our fans around the world, the film's director Justine Nagan will also be hosting a live online chat answering your questions about the film from 2pm on Nov 19th.

We hope you can join us at one or more of these special events and screenings.