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In the Family cited in Washington Post article on genetic patenting debate

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and her film In the Family have the final word in a recent Washington Post article on the ACLU lawsuit against Myriad Genetics' patenting of the test to detect the BRCA gene mutation.

In the Family to have Middle East premiere in Qatar

Northwestern University in Qatar will host the Middle East premiere of the Emmy-nominated documentary In the Family on March 16th at 9pm. Director/Producer Joanna Rudnick will attend the screening. NU-Q students will also screen their own mini-documentary, which has been submitted to the Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival competition, as part of the event.

Joanna Rudnick Honored With FORCE Spirit of Empowerment Award

Kartemquin Films would like to congratulate director/producer Joanna Rudnick for receiving a FORCE 'Spirit of Empowerment Award.' Joanna will be honored in the Arts and Media category for giving "a powerful and moving voice to the hereditary cancer community" through her award-winning film In the Family.

First Federal Court Hearing on Human Gene Patents

The first federal court hearing in the ACLU's case against BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents took place on February 2, 2010. We were excited to read about this monumental hearing on the ACLU Blog of Rights.

In The Family and Kartemquin Films Support the Martha Haley Fund

Please join us in helping Martha Haley, who appeared in the film and is battling metastatic breast cancer, with her living expenses by donating to Martha through the Emergency Fund. Please specify "Martha Haley Fund" in the comments section. Thank you so much for your support.

http://donate.emergencyfund.org

Court Upholds Right of Scientists and Patients to Challenge Gene Patents

A federal district court has ruled that patients and scientists can challenge patents on human genes in court, allowing the ACLU and PUBPAT lawsuit challenging BRCA patents to move forward. Read the press release and view new photos from the ACLU's In the Family screening in New York.

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kartemquin's Emmy-nominated documentary In the Family has a number of screenings this October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The series of screenings in New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C. will encompass some of the most important advocacy and health education issues raised in the film.

Watch IN THE FAMILY Online

In honor of our Emmy nomination, P.O.V. is streaming In the Family online until October 30, 2009. This is a great way to share the film with friends and family: http://www.pbs.org/pov/inthefamily.

IN THE FAMILY Nominated for an Emmy Award

In the Family has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Long Form Programming. We're honored to be recognized alongside such exceptional nominees! Announced yesterday, the awards ceremony will take place on September 21st, 2009.

Support the EARLY Act

Introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz (D-FL), the EARLY Act promotes a national education campaign to increase awareness among young women about their risk for breast cancer and proactive steps they can take to reduce their risks. Contact your senators today and encourage them to support the bill!

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