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Kartemquin Films has named Amir George its artistic director

Kartemquin Films has named award-winning filmmaker, curator, and programmer Amir George its artistic director to lead the organization's artistic vision and work collaboratively in strategic planning, advocacy and organizational decision-making. He becomes the second artistic director in Kartemquin’s storied history and the first person of color to hold one of two top leadership positions at the organization. George will also serve as executive producer on all of Kartemquin’s documentaries.

George was selected after an extensive search that considered a deep pool of applicants. He will replace Gordon Quinn, the current and founding Artistic Director, who moves into a new part-time role as senior advisor. “With his cross-disciplinary background and generous spirit of collaboration, Amir is the right person to take the creative leadership mantle at Kartemquin as we strive to fulfill our evolving mission,” Quinn said. “He has a strong history and deep roots in the Midwest and new approaches to storytelling that will propel the organization into the future.”

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