Feder: Kartemquin Films wins two Peabody Awards

Updated 4/17/2019 6:36 AM

Kartemquin Films, the Chicago-based nonprofit collective behind such acclaimed documentaries as "Hoop Dreams" (1994) and "The Interrupters" (2011), was named winner of two Peabody Awards Tuesday, Robert Feder writes.

Founded in 1966 by Gordon Quinn and the late Jerry Blumenthal, the collaborative community was cited with an Institutional Award for its "commitment to unflinching documentary filmmaking and telling an American history rooted in social justice and the stories of the marginalized." It also won a Peabody for "Minding the Gap," the 2018 documentary produced for POV on PBS and Hulu.

Get the full story, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

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