Collective Intelligence Meet the producer and creative director at the heart of one of the world's most enduring and celebrated documentary collectives.

For over 50 years, Gordon Quinn and Kartemquin Films have been at the forefront of documentary making in the US, not only embracing but also epitomising collaborative practices, championing new voices, and leading the way in the fight for independent media. All of these resonate with current discussions, both locally and globally around democracy and social justice, as well as AIDC 2020’s theme of collective intelligence.

Join Gordon in conversation as he discusses the essential role of documentary in a fair and just society through some of his key works from Inquiring Nuns and Last Pullman Car to Hoop Dreams, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Minding the Gap and 63Boycott. Talking through his 50-plus years of experience, Gordon will expand on how to sustain documentary making amidst constant assaults on truth, and finding new ways to regenerate the form and industry. He’ll also discuss the expanding role of the producer in nurturing new talent and promoting and enabling diverse voices to tap into hyperlocal stories that also reverberate with global audiences. This session promises to be both thought-provoking and inspiring.

This session will be preceded by the Stanley Hawes Award presentation.



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  • Date & Time

    9:00 – 10:45, Monday 2 March 2020

  • Venue

  • Speaker

    Gordon Quinn

  • Moderator

    Kim Munro

  • Session Producer

    Kim Munro