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

September 28, 2022

Beyond Resilience x Getting Real '22: Indigenous Forms

Join Firelight Media for a special Beyond Resilience panel at Getting Real '22 featuring an international group of Indigenous filmmakers.

August 18, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: The Personal is Historical

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Masterclass on using personal archives for nonfiction storytelling.

July 26, 2022

PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund Info Session

Join Firelight Media for an informational webinar about applying for the PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund.

August 4, 2022

Firelight Media Beyond Resilience Cool Down at BlackStar Film Festival

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Cool Down at BlackStar Film Festival in Philly.

June 24, 2022

Beyond Resilience x Third Horizon Film Festival: Stories of the Caribbean Diaspora

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience panel at Third Horizon Film Festival on Stories of the Caribbean Diaspora.

June 10, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: Black Filmmakers on Telling Our History

Join Firelight Media for a special Beyond Resilience Masterclass featuring Black filmmakers on owning and telling our history.

May 20, 2022

Firelight Documentary Lab Info Session

Firelight Media hosted an informational webinar about applying to the Documentary Lab for emerging nonfiction filmmakers of color.

May 12, 2022

Virtual Panel Discussion | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Firelight Media & WMHT are proud to present a special virtual screening and discussion around Stanley Nelson’s 'The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution.'


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