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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.
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
What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? is a 15-minute 1970 film by Gordon Quinn and Jerry and Shirlee Blumenthal. Striking students meet at a ""Revolutionary Seminar"" at the Art Institute of Chicago in response to the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of protesting students at Kent and Jackson State Universities. They explore their role as artists in a