Filmmaker Maria Finitzo: “A really great storytelling tool is to go back to the past and look at the ghosts that lurk there”

Maria Finitzo and Justin Kaufmann

Maria Finitzo and Justin Kaufmann

Peabody award-winning filmmaker Maria Finitzo joins Justin to discuss her new movie, “Those Left Behind.” Maria talks about her career, when she first became interested in movies, what she learned from working with Bill Kurtis, how Kartemquin Films helped her make her first documentary, where she comes up with her ideas for her documentary work, why she created this film, her decision to make a fiction film rather than a documentary, making the transition from documentary to fiction, the beauty of the film and why Chicago is a place where documentary filmmaking thrives.

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