Watch a master class in documentary ethics with Gordon Quinn

The video above was taken at the 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival talk "Ethics Behind the Lens," delivered by Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn.

Gordon was in conversation with University of Chicago film scholar Jacqueline Stewart in front of a sold out crowd at the Logan Center. Gordon had just returned from the Yamagata film festival in Japan, where he had participated in "The Ethics Machine," a series of discussions on documentary ethics and fair use.

In the talk, Gordon discusses how his thinking on documentary ethics has been shaped through his five decades worth of experience in contributing to hundreds of documentaries and advising hundreds of filmmakers. Points covered include:

Gordon Quinn's latest documentary project is '63 Boycott.