December 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Kartemquin is proud to release the video of noted author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) delivering the keynote speech from our recent 15th anniversary celebration of Hoop Dreams. Discussing the impact of the film, his current film collaboration with director Steve James (The Interrupters), and the importance of Kartemquin's ongoing legacy of social issue documentary filmmaking, Kotlowitz states:
"Kartemquin, in my mind, is a national treasure. It's a place that nurtures storytellers and storytelling. What I've come to so admire about Kartemquin is that it recognizes the often fierce power of narrative. Because of that, in these times, I think Kartemquin feels absolutely essential."
Click here to watch the full video.