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Sparking democracy through documentary since 1966, Kartemquin is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.
Our films have received four Academy Award® nominations and won several major prizes, including five Emmys® and two Peabody Awards. Recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, Kartemquin has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs.
Recent productions include 2019 Oscar® nominee Minding the Gap, and 2018 Oscar® nominees Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Edith + Eddie, and 2018's best reviewed TV series, America to Me. Other recent productions include the Emmy-winning Life Itself, The Homestretch, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the Dupont award-winning series Hard Earned; and Raising Bertie, All the Queen’s Horses, Keep Talking, and ‘63 Boycott.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago. www.kartemquin.com
My beautiful mother was told she was a refrigerator mother and the results devastated our entire family, with painful residual effects that have lasted for decades.
The field of psychology holds no credibility for me--it is nothing more than the science of opinion, espousing empirical evidence while steeped in unproven theories. My question is, what do we hold as psychological truths now which will be disproved in years to come? Who are the current victims suffering from today's erroneous psychological judgments disguised as 'diagnoses?'
So long as we continue to allow people the license and power to judge others in the name of psychology, we will continue to cause great harm: creating more victims much like the Refrigerator Mothers of years gone by.