Cook County, Illinois is trying an alternative approach to cases in which defendants suffer from a mental illness: treatment.
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Sergio M. Rapu
Born on Easter Island, the most remote island in the Pacific, at a time when it had very little contact with the outside world. There, surrounded by a simple life within a rich cultural heritage, he gained an appreciation for the power of story to build community and compassion between people. Years later his family moved to the US and Sergio studied TV… Show more production at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, he has produced documentary specials and series that have aired on History, Travel, Discovery, National Geographic, and PBS. As one of the only native Rapanui working in production in an English speaking country, he seeks to bolster indigenous producers at all levels and types of media. Sergio aims to show the complexity of life through thought-provoking media that can inspire resolutions to social, economic, and environmental conflicts. Show less
Danielle Varga is a creative producer in nonfiction and documentary film based in Brooklyn. She co-produced Kirsten Johnson's award-winning film Cameraperson which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and was released by Janus Films/The Criterion Collection. She most recently produced the short documentary Watched, which premiered at… Show more the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. She was associate producer on Johanna Hamilton's documentary 1971 which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014, won an IDA award for archival footage, and was broadcasted on PBS's Independent Lens in 2015. She was archival producer on Matt Wolf's Teenage which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and distributed by Oscilloscope. Varga was a 2016-2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Show less
Keith McQuirter is an award winning producer and director with credits in TV documentary, digital media and commercials. Recently, he produced three episodes of the nine-part docu-series "The Innocence Files" for Netflix. He directed and produced the documentary "MILWAUKEE 53206" that aired on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and won Best Feature… Show more Documentary at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. Keith co-produced the Peabody Award winning and Prime Time Emmy nominated docu-series "Brick City" for the Sundance Channel. Keith studied film and television production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts where he was awarded the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award. His production company Decoder Media is based in New York City. Show less
Digital & Interactive
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Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
Purveyors of America’s indigenous foods are forging a resurgence of native dishes that satisfy a new generation hungering for insight and culinary delight.
Follow four single, blind millennials hoping to change their relationship status from "looking" to "taken."
Jamaican-American twins explore what it means to live between two cultures — with help from the island nation’s local taxi drivers.