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Chicago, Illinois 60657
Kartemquin Films is a home for independent filmmakers developing documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. Focusing on people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media. Kartemquin’s films open up a dialogue, both in communities and between the general public and policymakers. Kartemquin documentaries are supported by civic engagement strategies that are developed with local and national partners to foster understanding, change thinking, and build support for social change.
Many of the documentaries in Kartemquin’s catalog are available in special editions designed for classroom use, complete with extra features, study guides and modules produced in conjunction with educators and advocacy groups. Please check our website for details.