January 14: Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences Environmental Justice Week, 7 pm, EST, Watch the recording of the discussion, which includes Director Judith Helfand and special guests here. He has worked in close association with Kartemquin Films since 1997. In COOKED: Survival By Zip Code, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand uses her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style to take audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave -- in which 739 mostly black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week-- deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries: disaster preparedness. Other key editing credits include: Frontline's Shtetl (grand prix - Cinema du Real), the Emmy-nominated NOVA: Mysterious Crash of Flight 201, Living in Tall Trees for WGBH/TV Asahi-Japan, episodes of Cold Case Files for A&E, and an episode of The People’s Century for BBC/PBS. The wheel "disconnected from an aircraft" and was discovered in the yard just before 7 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Leland Avenue, according to Chicago police. Gratitude to Judith Helfand and her film for not letting us forget that. A new documentary from Chicago’s Kartemquin Films revisits an extreme weather event that killed more than 700 people – most of them poor and black. Hosted by the Chicago Headline Club and featuring Director Judith Helfand, Chicago Sun Times journalist Maudlyne Iherijika and journalist and videographer, Andy Nebel. In daily talks, the district and teachers union have agreed on some issues but remain far apart on many others. David co-edited James’ prior work, America to Me, a groundbreaking 10-part series about race and education, which premiered at Sundance 2018 and aired on STARZ. Netflix Documentary Series: Cooked Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air and earth – Cooked is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of food preparation and its universal ability to connect us. Helfand’s other long-form films include EVERYTHING’S COOL and THE UPRISING OF ‘34. Chicago and Cook County: Today and Moving Forward, Opening Night Q&A with COOKED Filmmakers & Film Subjects, Social Determinants of Health: Closing the Life Expectancy Gap, From A Social Autopsy to A Palace for the People, Radical Resilience: The Art and Soul of Place Making, Place Taking-back and Transformation, Reframing the Disaster: Language and Messaging Around Systemic Poverty, Racism, and Climate Crisis, Environmental Justice from Resilience to Resistance, Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) 2020-2021 Film Series, Panel at Milwaukee International Film Festival, Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods, Reframing the Disaster: Language and Messaging Around Systemic Poverty, Racism and our Climate Crisis, Social Determinants of Health: Closing the Life Expectancy Gap - Part 1, Social Determinants of Health: Closing the Life Expectancy Gap - Part 2, From A Social Autopsy to A Palace for the People: A conversation with filmmaker Judith Helfand and author, Eric Klinenberg about the value of social capital and community-based institutions as life saving forces. She is currently producing END OF LOVE, a story about the dangerous intersection of technology, adolescence and porn. COOKED: Survival by Zip Code is adapted from Eric Klinenberg’s ground-breaking book Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. But, as Michael Pollan rightly points out in Cooked, humans are the only animals that cook their food. The film "Bombshell" stars, from left, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. 5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Cooked. November 26: Keep Scotland Beautiful, virtual screening and Q&A with Judith Helfand. He recently finished editing When We Walk, directed by Jason DaSilva, a follow-up to his award-winning film When I Walk. It's on a Thursday, a day not associated with any belief system. Time and again, we’re reminded of the “two Chicagos,” sometimes in the same image, e.g., a number of victims of the heat were carried out of the Tokyo Hotel, an SRO right next door to a popular pizza joint where people wait for an hour or more to sample deep-dish delights. Cooked, the new documentary series on Netflix by Michael Pollan which is based on the best-selling book by Pollan is a must watch. November 25: University of St. Andrews, Department of Film Studies, virtual screening and Q&A with Judith Helfand, November 15: Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) 2020-2021 Film Series, October 16: EarthXFilm virtual screening and panel discussion with Judith Helfand and Jerry Hawkins, ED, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. Sign up for the Finally, something you can feel good about binge-watching: Award-winning food writer and author Michael Pollan is getting his own Netflix docu-series next month. It was the 24th anniversary of the 1995 Heat Wave, the hottest summer on record, and the City had just welcomed a new mayor who was committed to addressing systemic inequity and the climate crisis. David received a BA in Philosophy from St. John’s College, and an MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. October 8: Revisioning Recovery - Accountability in Documenting Disaster, multi-filmmaker panel discussion. Additional selected credits include: editing on the documentary features When I Walk, Melting Planet and Blue Vinyl which premiered at Sundance in 2013, 2007 and 2002, respectively; editor and co-producer on Mentor (Tribeca premier, 2006) and editor on Chicks in White Satin, which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994. In her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster -- in which 739 people died, mostly black and in the poorest neighborhoods of the city, ties it back to the underlying man-made disaster of systemic structural racism and then goes deep into one of … … As the death toll continued to rise, eventually reaching nearly 800, Daley’s semi-joking tone gave way to defiant press opportunities, where he maintained “You can’t blame every death on the heat!” and questioned the findings of Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Edmund Donoghue, who responded by inviting the mayor’s office to take a look at every single one of his findings. Dr. Marshall Hatch (New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church), Chief Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye (Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation) and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (Mishkan Chicago) | Moderator: Judith Helfand (Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code), FRIDAY July 19th @ 8:15pm - Radical Resilience: The Art and Soul of Place Making, Place Taking-back and Transformation, Panelists: Naomi Davis (Blacks In Green), Judith Helfand (Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code), Danielle Perry (Growing Home), Anton Seals (Grow Greater Englewood) | Moderator: Daniel Block (Professor, Chicago State University; Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University), SATURDAY July 20th @ 7:30pm - Chicago and Cook County: Today and Moving Forward, Panelists: Alma Anaya (Cook County Commissioner of the 7th District), Allison Arwady (Acting Commissioner Chicago Department of Public Health), Judith Helfand (Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code), Dr. Terry Mason (Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health), Ranjani Prabhakar (Deputy Policy Director - Climate Change, City of Chicago) | Moderator Alden Loury (Senior Editor: Race, Class & Communities, WBEZ), SUNDAY July 21st @ 5:15pm - Social Determinants of Health: Closing the Life Expectancy Gap - Part 1 (In dedication to the life, work and legacy of Dr. Steve Whitman), Panelists: David Ansell, MD, MPH (Rush University Medical Center), Maureen Benjamins PhD, (Sinai Urban Health Institute), Dr. Linda Rae Murray, M.D. A human emergency plan. We go to extremes.”, The mayor also referred to those succumbing to the heat as suffering “non-violent deaths,” to which Helfand replies in voice-over, “Being cooked to death behind closed doors seemed to me to be a pretty violent way to die.”. As Creative Director she helped design and lead Chicken & Egg Pictures’ mentorship and funding programs for nearly a decade, served as a Producer on the Oscar-nominated, Dupont-winning short, THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM and Executive Producer on the award-winning films SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL, PRIVATE VIOLENCE and HOT GIRLS WANTED. February 15: San Francisco Urban Film Festival. Refrigerated food trucks rolling in to serve as temporary containers for literally stacks of bodies, because the morgue couldn’t keep up. These atrocities did not occur in a war zone, or in a developing country. It explains the history and different aspects of cooking, and its ability to connect us as human beings. ", CPD tackles surge in carjackings as victims fight through trauma, "Our primary concern, I want to make this clear, is for the victim," Police Supt. Especially in the most impoverished, most vulnerable communities. He said he wanted to further his culinary education … His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and This American Life. Register here. Daniel May was last seen wearing a black Puma sweatshirt, black jeans and black Air Max shoes, police said. Government officials passing the buck, absolving themselves of blame — even attacking the medical examiner’s integrity. This review … An experienced director/producer, David considers editing the heart of documentary-practice and has chosen to spend the bulk of recent years in the edit room, crafting impactful works with talented collaborators. Know about breaking news as it happens. Click here to watch (password =drivein), September 16: GreenTown Conference - film screening and panel discussion with Judith Helfand and other special guests, September 17: Cook County Racial Equity Week Film - Free Screening and Panel Discussion, September 10-September 24: Minority Health Film Festival 2020, Milwaukee [VIRTUAL SCREENINGS], September 21: CT panel discussion with Judith Helfand and other special guests, August 20, August 27, September 3 - Summer of Extremes: Racism, Health Inequity, and Heat, COVID-19 Collides With Climate Crisis: Boston/Brookline/Cambridge, Part 2 - Mental Health & Reporting Trauma, June 11 - Detroit Public TV and panel discussion [VIRTUAL SCREENING], June 23-25 - SUMMER OF EXTREMES: Racism, Health Inequity, and Heat – COVID 19 Collides With Climate Crisis on the 25th Anniversary of Chicago Heat Wave [Multi-evening VIRTUAL convening]. Synopsis:Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. Bodies laid to rest in a mass grave some 160 feet long, 10 feet wide and six feet deep. We exchange no presents and send few cards. Doremus got her start working as an Assistant Editor on HOOP DREAMS and went on to serve as staff Producer at Kartemquin Films for the next eight years. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), as well as the editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age, co-editor of Antidemocracy in America (Columbia University Press, 2019), and co-author, with Aziz Ansari, of the New York Times #1 bestseller Modern Romance(The Penguin Press, 2015). May 6 - Shelter in Place Virtual Film Series - Arkansas PBS, May 16 - First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist - Jamaica Plain, MA [VIRTUAL SCREENING]. April 17 - First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist - Hyde Park, MA, April 17 - First Church in Jamaica Plain - Jamaica Plain, MA, March 18 - University of Michigan Office of Public Health Practice - Ann Arbor, MI, March 7 - 8 - One Earth Film Festival - Oak Park, IL, February 28 - Transitions Film Festival - Melbourne, AUS, February 27 - Fleetwood-Jourdain Center - Evanston, IL, February 15 - Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater - Chicago, IL, February 12 - Penn State - Centre County, PA, February 10 - Vermont PBS ‘Sunday Best Series’ - Burlington, VT, February 8 - Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach - West Palm Beach, FL, February 1 - Lower East Side Girls Club - New York, NY, January 15 - Meaningful Movies - Tacoma, Washington, January 28 - Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL, January 30 - Antioch M.B. Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2017. Helfand is a field-builder who has helped reshape the documentary landscape by co-founding two critical organizations -- Working Films and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air and earth – Cooked is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of food preparation and its universal ability to connect us. Along the way, Helfand forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity, and extreme racism, daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number and not a life-or-death sentence? MPH, F.A.C.P. Virtual screening and panel discussion with local public health and anti-racism advocates and Judith Helfand. Kartemquin is recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, and has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs that help further grow the field, such as KTQ Labs, Diverse Voices in Docs, and the acclaimed KTQ Internship. I enjoyed watching the Cooked Documentary series on Netflix. The film begins with the 1995 Chicago heat wave, when over 700 people died from heat-related causes, and travels around the United States to look at the emerging growth industry of disaster … ‘ Cooked: Survival by Zip Code ’ (Judith Helfand, USA, 2018, distributed by Bullfrog Films) (Streaming free on PBS, also available on Amazon) “What’s the best way to prepare for disaster?”, Judith Helfand asks, in the opening scene of … www.kartemquin.com, Ford Foundation | JustFilmsThe Center for Independent Documentary, Independent Television Service (ITVS) Leo S. Guthman FundJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The Fledgling FundSundance Institute Documentary Film Program with support fromOpen Society FoundationsJustFilms | Ford Foundation Rockefeller Foundation The Marisla FoundationThe Putnam FoundationThe Dobkin Family FoundationPark Foundation, Inc.The Dorot FoundationLisa K. Chanoff & Matthew I. Chan/Rose GoldBertha FoundationFork Films, LLCThe Todd and Betiana Simon FoundationRobert Wood Johnson FoundationThe Russell Family FoundationSarah & Timothy CavanaughBeth B. SacklerThe Ettinger FoundationThe Rockefeller Foundation’s Media Arts Fellowshipand many generous others…, For media requests and inquiries, please contact:2050 Group: 212-642-4317 (O) 202-422-4673 Adam Segal, adam@the2050group.comKartemquin Films: 773-472-4366Tim Horsburgh, tim@kartemquin.com. “Heat waves kill more Americans than all of the other so-called natural disasters combined,” says Helfand. Films he has produced, directed or edited have garnered three national Emmys, a pair of Peabody awards, two DuPont-Columbia batons, an Oscar nomination, a Sundance jury award and best in category at countless festivals. "Cooked" a Netflix Documentary worksheets for all four episodes (water, air, fire, earth). The granddaughter of a victim recalling, “They just laid her on top of the other bodies, like she was a cord of wood.”. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In 2007, Helfand received a United States Artist Fellowship, one of 50 awarded annually to “America’s finest living artists.” In 2016 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The virtuoso applies an extraordinary personal touch to his highly focused hocus-pocus. She has just completed LOVE & STUFF, launching in 2020. Listen to the discussion here. Opens Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center. She continues to be actively involved as a Senior Creative Consultant. For many, including yours truly, a 104-degree day was an adventure, a story we could tell, just like we talk about Chicago’s legendary cold waves and snowstorms. He is currently at work on City so Real, an episodic series directed by Steve James, that paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of Chicago through the lens of the 2019 mayoral election. Please complete the form below to connect with the COOKED team. Instead of being "disrespectful," the subject of a letter from last fall may actually have a disorder. Directed and produced by the brilliant, Peabody Award-winning Judith Helfand (adapting the invaluable “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago” by Eric Klinenberg), “Cooked” starts off in curious (but eventually understandable) fashion, as Helfand takes a quick pass at natural calamities such as forest fires and hurricanes, and talks about disaster preparation efforts in general, before we land in Chicago and she begins to make the very convincing case the city was as ill-prepared to deal with the heat wave as New Orleans was to handle Katrina. She has designed and implemented numerous successful outreach and engagement campaigns for many social issue documentaries, and has produced over 300 impact events across the country featuring films about economic and racial justice, mental health, women, civil discourse, juvenile justice, and Jewish identity. This point is brought home in a tragi-comic sequence where we see an elaborate tornado preparation drill in Englewood, courtesy of a $250,000 grant from the Dept. All told, David has edited some fifteen projects with Kartemquin Films (see partial list below). April 20-27 - #EarthDayWatchParty series of watch parties hosted by Exposure Labs. newsletter, ‘No Man’s Land,’ ‘The Marksman’: Border action films fail in different ways, Some suburban movie theaters back in business, ‘Flack’ proves there is such a thing as bad publicity TV, ‘Our Friend’: A man, his dying wife and their invaluable pal, all played by actors we believe, ‘The White Tiger’: Another ‘nobody’ dreams big in India, and he’s the kind of slumdog who bites, Blackhawks use 2021 season to plan future improvements for United Center fan experience, Dear Abby: Meds might help man who keeps leaving doors, containers open, 1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Burlington Township crash, Here’s where CPS, CTU stand on how, when to reopen schools. ‘In & of Itself’: Derek DelGaudio’s magical feats open up your mind — and your tear ducts. SUMMER OF EXTREMES Night Three reimagined what a just and equitable heat emergency plan will need to look like. ", Wheel falls off plane bound for O’Hare, lands in yard of Jefferson Park home. D espite the four recipes appended to it, Michael Pollan's Cooked doesn't actually belong on the shelf with the cookery books. The organization's films have received four Academy Award ® nominations and won several major prizes, including six Emmys, four Peabody Awards, multiple Independent Spirit, IDA, PGA and DGA awards, and duPont-Columbia and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards. Public health departments in Boston, and New York City, and with 200+ staff at the Cook County Department of Public Health (Chicago), City and County Directors of Racial Equity and Resilience offices in Milwaukee, New York City, Chicago, and Boston, Disaster preparedness and emergency management officials in Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Madison, the Bay Area, and New York City, Environmental justice and grassroots activists and community-based anchor institutions in Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Little Rock, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Wilmington. Running time: 76 minutes. He is currently editing the documentary feature My Ascension, about teenage suicide. Eric Klinenberg is Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. In 2016 Pollan and Alex Gibney turned the book into a 4-part documentary series released exclusively on NetFlix which brought stunning visuals to Pollan’s story.