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Collectively at the Mead: Kartemquin

Friday, October 18

Black and white photo of a large group of people posing for the picture on the step outside of a store or restaurant.

Kartemquin celebrates more than 50 years of collaborative community media making, guided by the motto “democracy through documentary.” They are the winners of six Emmys and three Peabody Awards, and have received four Academy Award nominations. Kartemquin has fostered hundreds of emerging filmmakers via their Filmmaker Development Programs, including Diverse Voices in Docs.

Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Ashley O'Shay after the screening!

Director: Ashley O’Shay
Producer: Ashley O’Shay
2019 | 20 min | USA 
Work in Progress | Filmmaker in Attendance

Three young black women organize against police violence in Chicago and they will not apologize for their own existence.

Now We Live on Clifton 
Filmmakers: Jerry Blumenthal, Alphonse Blumenthal, Susan Delson, Sharon Karp, Peter Kuttner, Gordon Quinn, Richard Schmiechen
1974 | 26 min | USA 
Filmmakers in Attendance 

Witness the gentrification of a Chicago neighborhood in 1974 from the perspective of two elementary school students.

Winnie Wright, Age 11
Filmmakers: Suzanne Davenport, Greg Grieco, Betsy Martens, Gordon Quinn, Teena Weeb
1974 | 26 min | USA
Filmmaker in Attendance 

A story of white working-class Chicago through the eyes of 11-year-old Winnie Wright.



This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.