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The Checkerboard Collection
Checkerboard Film Foundation is a non-profit documentary film production company founded in 1979. With a mission that is both educational and archival, Checkerboard documents living artists who have made important contributions to the American arts. Checkerboard's films represent a visual time capsule of artistic achievements spanning the last half-Century.