Documentary A SISTER'S CALL Brings Mental Illness Into Spotlight
Spencer Watson from SYNC Magazine said, "It is in turns heartwarming and heartbreaking. Rarely are conversations on camera so real." The project is also being lauded by those involved with treating mental illness. Greg Wright from Social Workers Speak says, "The films is a roller-coaster ride...shows the travails people who have mental illness and their caretakers experience." A Sister's Call is being distributed on the Pivotshare digital media platform and may be purchased and viewed at https://asisterscall.pivotshare.com.
About Kartemquin Films
In 1966, Kartemquin Films began making documentaries that examine and critique society through the stories of real people. Their documentaries, such asThe Interrupters, Hoop Dreams and The New Americans, are among the most acclaimed of all time, leaving a lasting impact on millions of viewers.
Most recently, As Goes Janesville, a co-production with 371 Productions, aired on PBS Independent Lens, and will be released on DVD in January. In 2013, they expect to have their busiest year yet, with releases including The Trials ofMuhammad Ali , Cooked, and Life Itself, about film critic Roger Ebert .
Kartemquin Films is a home for independent media makers who seek to create social change through film. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 45 years of being Chicago's documentary powerhouse. Kartemquin is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
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