March 4, 2022

Beyond Resilience: Muslim Filmmakers Roundtable

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience roundtable discussion with Muslim filmmakers on ethics and accountability in the documentary ecosystem. Following the premiere of the documentary Jihad Rehab at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, these filmmakers and their allies have called for a broad re-examination of what constitutes ethics and accountability for funders, programmers, distributors, and filmmakers.



**Accessibility notice: This event includes ASL interpretation.**

The Beyond Resilience series is sponsored by Open Society Foundations. Beyond Resilience is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Beyond Resilience is also supported by Field of Vision.

Moderator:

Marcia Smith, Co-Founder and President, Firelight Media

Panelists: 

  • Karim Ahmad, Writer and Culture Strategist, Former Director of the Outreach & Inclusion Program at the Sundance Institute
  • Assia Boundaoui, filmmaker, The Feeling of Being Watched, and Documentary Lab alum
  • Sami Khan, filmmaker, St. Louis Superman
  • Marjan Safinia, filmmaker, And She Could Be Next

PROGRAM NOTES/BACKGROUND READING

April 28, 2022

Beyond Resilience: Co-Creating with Justice-Involved Communities

A panel discussion about co-creating documentary films with justice involved communities.

March 4, 2022

Beyond Resilience: Muslim Filmmakers Roundtable

A Beyond Resilience roundtable featuring Muslim filmmakers on ethics & accountability in the documentary ecosystem.

January 28, 2022

Beyond Resilience: Collaborating with Documentary Protagonists

Firelight Media hosted a special edition of the Beyond Resilience series at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.

December 10, 2021

Beyond Resilience Virtual Screening + Q&A: 'Lynching Postcards'

Firelight Media hosted a virtual screening of Christine Turner’s documentary short film "Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day.'"

November 11, 2021

Beyond Resilience x NOFF: Wellness and Sustainability for Artists at the End of the World

Join Firelight Media and New Orleans Film Festival for a special Beyond Resilience panel on wellness and sustainability for filmmakers.

November 8, 2021

Spark Fund – Technical Workshop for Applicants

Planning to apply for Firelight Media's Spark Fund? Join us for this technical workshop to get detailed instructions about how to apply.

September 16, 2021

Beyond Resilience: This Body

Firelight Media and WORLD Channel present a free virtual screening of the new short film 'This Body,' directed by Zac Manuel as part of the Hindsight series.

August 26, 2021

Beyond Resilience: Death Is Our Business

A livestream Q&A with 'Death Is Our Business' filmmaker Jacqueline Olive and special guests on the one-year anniversary of its filming in New Orleans.


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