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KTQ50

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, get streaming access to every film in the Kartemquin collection though 2016.

See the full list of films at www.kartemquin.com/films

Find out more about all Kartemquin’s 50th Anniversary events at www.KTQ50.org.

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  • Stranded by State Broadcast Part 2

    Illinois has not passed a real budget in over a year, the first state to do so since the Great Depression. The ongoing fight over the budget between Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly has been covered widely, but what do the effects of this lingering crisis look like in peopl...

  • Stranded by State Broadcast Part 1

    Illinois has not passed a real budget in over a year, the first state to do so since the Great Depression. The ongoing fight over the budget between Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly has been covered widely, but what do the effects of this lingering crisis look like in peopl...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 8 / Toxic Swaps

    The final episode of Stranded by the State looks at the role big banks have played in destabilizing communities across the country. The same banks who were responsible for the foreclosure crisis in 2008 are now making huge sums of money from predatory loans made to state and city governments.
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  • Stranded by the State - Episode 7 / Child Care Assistance

    Across Illinois, the Child Care Assistance Program helps children remain in child care centers while their parents go to work, often at low-wage jobs. When the state budget didn't pass in 2015, Governor Rauner slashed income eligibility for working families, leaving 90% without access to the vita...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 6 / Home Visiting for Young Moms

    Filmed around Bloomington, Illinois, this new episode follows an early childhood development program whose funds have been slashed due to the budget impasse. Home visiting is proven effective in promoting child development and preventing neglect or abuse. Across the state, teen moms and their chi...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 5 / Adult Education

    This episode of Stranded by the State explores how the Illinois budget crisis is causing extreme cuts to adult literacy and education programs—and deeply impacting the families who rely on them. Featuring Chicago's vibrant community organization Centro Romero, we see the effects on ESL, economic...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 4 / Meals on Wheels

    Seniors are the fastest growing population in the country, and more than half are "economically insecure.” The Illinois budget crisis has led to deep cuts to programs supporting them—including Meals on Wheels—hurting scores of seniors living in poverty. Set in the former manufacturing town of Alt...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 3 / Homelessness

    Tens of thousands of homeless Illinois residents rely on social services for housing support. The state’s ongoing budget crisis has led to drastic cuts in funding to these programs—up to 40%—leading to more mental health emergencies, more incarceration, and much higher costs for taxpayers. This e...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 2 / At-Risk Youth

    Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis has led to dramatic cuts to social services—often up to 40%. These programs are vital to protecting the state’s most vulnerable residents, including at-risk youth. The state-wide CCBYS program, focusing on preventative counseling for youth and families, was created...

  • Stranded by the State - Episode 1 / Public Higher Education

    For decades, public higher education has been defunded across the country. And in Illinois, the ongoing budget standoff is "the straw that broke the camel's back". With the state's stopgap budget expiring December 31, 2016, students still don’t know if their current MAP grants will be funded. Thi...

  • Unbroken Glass

  • Raising Bertie

    Recorded over six years, Raising Bertie delivers an authentic and tender portrait of the lives of three young boys as they face a precarious coming of age within Bertie County, a rural African-American community in North Carolina.

    This raw and starkly poetic vérité documentary weaves the young...

  • Almost There

  • The New Americans Episode 7

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 6

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 5

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 4

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 3

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 2

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • The New Americans Episode 1

    The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural...

  • American Arab

    A Coming of Arab story. Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi (Nice Bombs) shares his own story of experiencing racism in post-9/11 America. Showcasing the diversity of Arabs living in the United States, American Arab sparks a frank conversation about identity and perception, and argues for giv...

  • Hard Earned Episode 1

    As Emilia celebrates her 50th birthday, she takes stock of her career as a waitress and struggles to hold onto her house. DJ gets frustrated with working conditions at Walgreens and starts talking to his co-workers about how to make a change. Clerical worker Jose and his girlfriend Elizabeth look...

  • Hard Earned Episode 2

    Hilton juggles two full-time jobs, and returns home at night to the one-car garage he calls home in the heart of Silicon Valley. Jose and Elizabeth try to qualify for a mortgage, Emilia reveals a troubling part of her past, and DJ and Takita try to start over in a new neighborhood.