KTQ50

KTQ50

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, get streaming access to every film in the Kartemquin collection though 2016.

See the full list of films at www.kartemquin.com/films

Find out more about all Kartemquin’s 50th Anniversary events at www.KTQ50.org.

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  • The Trials of Muhammad Ali

  • As Goes Janesville

  • The Interrupters

  • No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

    On February 13, 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson entered a Hampton, Virginia bowling alley with several classmates. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life: a quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Ive...

  • Prisoner of Her Past

  • Typeface

    In rural Wisconsin, a lone employee waits in a cavernous old museum for visitors to come. A few individuals straggle in every few days and then, come Friday, the museum fills with life. Machines hum, presses print, artists buzz about. One weekend each month, the quiet of Two Rivers is interrupted...

  • Milking the Rhino

  • At the Death House Door

    At the Death House Door follows the remarkable career journey of Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous "Walls" prison unit in Huntsville, Texas. During that time he presided over 95 executions, including the very first lethal injection done anywhere in t...

  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races to save the Mes Aynak site from imminent demolition by China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), a Chinese state-owned mining company ready to harvest an estimated $100 billion dollars worth of copper. Located within Afghan...

  • Stevie

    In 1995, filmmaker Steve James returns to Pomona, a beautiful rural hamlet in Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, for whom James once served as an advocate Big Brother. He finds that the once difficult, awkward child has become -- ten years later -- an angry and troubled young ma...

  • The Last Pullman Car

    In 1864, George Pullman began selling his famous railroad sleeping cars and built America's first vertically integrated industrial empire. It was supposed to last forever. But in 1981, Pullman workers found themselves in the midst of a fight not only for their jobs but the future of the American ...

  • HSA Strike '75

    HSA Strike '75 is about a 1975 strike - the largest and longest doctors' strike in US history - protesting working conditions at Cook County Hospital, which was the only public hospital in Chicago during an era where the hospital mostly served poor and uninsured patients.

  • Trick Bag

    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.

  • Vietnam Long Time Coming

    In 1998, World T.E.A.M. (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports organized a 16-day, 1100 mile bicycle expedition through once war-torn Northern and Southern Vietnam, drawing an array of veterans from the U.S. and Vietnam, as well as celebrity riders like Greg La Monde and Senator John Kerry.

  • Hoop Dreams

    First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Kartemquin's Hoop Dreams is the remarkable true story of two American dreamers; an intimate reflection of contemporary American inner-city culture, following two ordinary young men on the cou...

  • Taylor Chain II

    In 1981 through 1982, the Kartemquin filmmakers returned to the Taylor Chain plant to show labor and management working together against the odds, trying to save the plant from becoming the latest victim of anti-union legislation and the globalization of cheap, exploitable labor.

  • Taylor Chain I

    The gritty realities of a seven-week strike at a small Indiana chain factory during 1973-74.

  • Now We Live on Clifton

    Now We Live on Clifton follows 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott around their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The kids worry that they'll be forced out of the neighborhood they grew up in by the gentrification following the expansion of DePaul University.

  • Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita

    Terra Incognita is a feature length documentary film and companion civic engagement campaign featuring the story of Dr. Jack Kessler, the current chair of Northwestern University's Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, and his daughter, Allison, an undergraduate student at H...

  • Grassroots Chicago

    A documentary about neighborhood people creating change. Produced for the MacArthur Foundation by Kartemquin Films, this piece features six vignettes on community organizing in different Chicago neighborhoods: LeClaire Courts, Marquette Park, Roseland, Pilsen, Uptown, Rogers Park, and Garfield Pa...

  • Chicago Maternity Center

    For more than 75 years, the Chicago Maternity Center provided safe home deliveries for Chicago mothers. This film interweaves the history of the center with the stories of a young woman about to have her first baby and the center's fight to stay open in the face of the corporate takeover of medic...

  • UE/Wells

    UE/Wells 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 divide them.

  • What's Happening at Local 70?

    Striking workers in one Chicago unemployment compensation office talk about working conditions that led to a walkout in July, 1975. Workers and claimants suggest possible solutions to the problems of understaffing and compulsory overtime. This tape was used to organize other offices to support th...