View Kartemquin Films, events, and information about their work.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
The Last Pullman Car Film Project records
The Last Pullman Car is a 56-minute 1983 film by Kartemquin Films. In 1864, George Pullman began selling his famous railroad sleeping cars which helped him build a vast industrial empire that was supposed to last forever. In 1981, however, Pullman workers found themselves in the midst of a fight not only for their jobs but the future of the
Trick Bag Film Project records
Trick Bag is a 21-minute 1974 film coproduced by Kartemquin Films, Columbia College Chicago, and the Chicago area activist newspaper Rising Up Angry. Gang members, Vietnam vets, and young factory workers from Chicago's neighborhoods tell of their personal experience with racism - who gets hurt and who profits.
UE/Wells Film Project elements
UE/Wells is a 15-minute 1975 film by Gordon Quinn, Jerry Blumenthal, and Guillermo Brzostowski. The film follows an organizing drive by the United Electrical Workers Union at the Wells Foundry in Chicago. The multi-ethnic work force of Polish, Arab, Jewish, Hispanic and African American men and women unite together despite the company's efforts to use race as a wedge to
Winnie Wright, Age 11 Film Project elements
Winnie Wright, Age 11 is a 26-minute 1974 film by Kartemquin Films. Winnie, the daughter of a steel worker and a teacher lives in Gage Park, a Chicago neighborhood that is changing from white to black. Her family struggles with racism, inflation and a threatened strike, as Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.