September 6, 2012 10:14 am
All of us at Kartemquin are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Call Richmond, who was featured in the KTQ Labs documentary A Sister's Call.
When we were first approached by the film's producers Rebecca Schaper and Kyle Tekiela, Call's amazing story inspired us, and we were delighted to be able to offer them editorial assistance and ongoing outreach assistance.
Since completion in early 2012, A Sister’s Call has screened in over 10 international film festivals, with more still to come. The film received the ‘Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary’ at the Arizona International Film Festival, and also won both ‘Best Picture’ as well as ‘Best Director’ at the annual DocUtah film festival.
At many of these film festivals, the film partnered with organizations like The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of Social Workers, and also Glen Close’s anti-stigma campaign ‘Bring Change 2 Mind’ in order to reach the mental health and care-providing communities specifically, and other individuals affected by the issues seen in the film. Community screenings and panel discussions have been arranged by partnering with a number of organizations, non-profits, schools, government organizations, and churches across the country. The feedback from these screenings has been overwhelmingly positive, and more continue to line up.
The DVD is currently available for sale on the official A Sister’s Call website.
We know A Sister's Call - and especially Call Richmond's journey - will go on to inspire many more through the documentary "Team Call" has created with such love and care.