First They Came For… will be showing at the Indianapolis International Film Festival


The powerful human-rights inspired film by Kate Chaplin will be showcased at this year’s Indianapolis International Film Festival. The festival’s goal is to showcase films that “educate the community by providing a vivid reflection of the rich cultural diversity of Indianapolis.”

Joe Shearer from calls First They Came For… “A film with classic themes with a lot of relevance today.” He goes on to say, “It’s a very American film, touching on themes of justice, universal freedom from harassment, oppression and imprisonment…”

FTCF poster march2009

Inspired by the poem by Reverend Martin Niemoller of the same name, First They Came for…is set in a not so distant future where a nondescript regime takes away innocent people while one man struggles between standing up for what’s right and saving himself. Screened as an Official Selection at the Indiana Festival of Independent Film; Gold Awards in Hollywood, CA, and the winner of the 2008 Indy Award for Audience Choice.

Kate Chaplin

ABOUT THE FILM MAKER: Named a “Naptown notable resident” by as well as one of the “most talented writers around today” by the Writer’s Page, Kate Chaplin is an award-winning filmmaker and author whose projects have appeared on MTV, local television, film festivals, in print and online. She is the author of The Belief Test and the writer/director of short films such asLOSS and First They Came For… She is the President of the Indy Writers’ Group and a proud mother of two beautiful girls. Kate proudly resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 2009 Indianapolis International Film Festival, located at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. First They Came For… will be showing on July 16th at 9:30pm and July 21st at12:00pm. The attendance of the festival has grown 270% and the amount of competition entries has grown 716% since the start. The duration of the film festival is from July 15th through the 25th. For more info go

For more information about First They Came For, future Karmic Courage Productions, or to schedule an interview, contact the filmmaker Kate Chaplin at 317-833-8861 or karmiccourage (AT)


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