Gordon Quinn
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Gordon Quinn is the President and a founding member of Kartemquin Films, and has been making documentaries for forty years. His producing credits include such highly acclaimed films as Hoop Dreams (1994), Golub (1990), 5 Girls (2001), Refrigerator Mothers (2002) and Stevie (2002), for which he also won the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival.  For Vietnam Long Time Coming (1999), Gordon won a National Emmy and the Director's Guild of America's award for Best Documentary.

In 2004, Gordon executive produced The New Americans and directed the Palestinian segment of this intimate seven-hour PBS series that chronicles the journey taken by new immigrants to this country and the obstacles they face once they have arrived. The series received many awards including the IDA Best Limited Series Award and the Council on Foundations Film Festival Award. He also produced Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes, an updated film about Leon Golub. He is currently directing a film on delayed posttraumatic stress syndrome in a childhood Holocaust survivor, Prisoner of Her Past and recently executive produced two films that deal with the human consequences of stem cells and genetic medicine: Terra Incognita: Mapping Stem Cell Research, and In the Family. He also recently executive produced, the current IFC release At the Death House Door, a film on a wrongful execution in Texas.

Gordon has been a long-time supporter of public media, and community-based independent media groups, and served on the boards of several organizations including The National Coalition of Public Broadcast Producers, The Citizens Committee on the Media, The Chicago Public Access Corporation, The Illinois Humanities Council, The Public Square and The IL Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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