Liz Kaar is an independent documentary filmmaker and editor based in Chicago. She spends most of her time in editor mode tackling the story dragon, but also shoots and directs, and tries to take on projects in or about Latin America as often as she can. Liz has worked closely with Chicago's documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films for the last decade, and most recently co-directed and edited Hard Earned, the company's six-part series about people living on low wages across the US, airing on Al Jazeera America. In the past, she edited and associate produced the music documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year and festival-favorite On Beauty. She also edited the Kartemquin documentaries Typeface and In the Game. Liz was Director of Post-Production at Kartemquin Films from 2008-2012, managing the department and ushering in the brave new workflow of card-based media. She's currently in post-production on her short film Threads about women engaged in a fair trade business together, connecting the mountainside communities of Guatemala to downtown Chicago.