Contaminated Memories; Kartemquin staff and filmmakers on panels at CIFF

contaminated memories

Contaminated Memories, directed and produced by Debra Tolchinsky, will screen at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) as part of the fest's Shorts 1: Here. Now. program.

The short film investigates the intersections of memory and law as it reflects on a costly case of trauma and mistaken identity, preceding True Memories and Other Falsehoods, Tolchinksy's feature-length documentary currently in development with Kartemquin, which provides an examination of the causes and implications of false memory and false internalized belief within the criminal justice system.

Kartemquin staff and filmmakers will also participate in the following panels at CIFF:

Kartemquin Executive Director Jolene Pinder, Diane Quon (Minding the Gap), and Debra Tolchinsky (True Memories and Other Falsehoods) will be attending the Capturing the Real: Documentary Development Workshop on October 18.

Kartemquin Director of Production Risé Sanders-Weir will be at the Decision-Makers Roundtables on both October 18 and 19.

Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. The 55th Chicago International Film Festival will be held through October 16 to October 27 in its main venue, the AMC River East 21 Theatre in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.