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"Hum 255" is a 28-minute 1970 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn, Gerald Temaner, and others. In 1968, striking students at the University of Chicago occupied an administration building. Many were suspended and a few were expelled. A year later, two expelled young women were asked by their former classmates to talk about the experience as a class project. The
"Inquiring Nuns" is a 66-minute, 1968 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner. Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and in front of churches on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, ""Are you happy?"" The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its interview format to a
Kartemquin Films is a not-for-profit documentary and educational film production company founded in 1966 in Chicago by Gordon Quinn, Jerry Temaner and Stan Karter, three University of Chicago graduates who wanted to make documentary films guided by their principle of ""Cinematic Social Inquiry."" They were later joined by Jerry Blumenthal, who along with Gordon Quinn remains with the organization today.