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

December 15, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: Producing Documentaries with Impact

Join Firelight Media's Beyond Resilience Masterclass with Firelight-supported filmmakers who are producing documentary films with impact.

November 13, 2022

Beyond Resilience: Editing While BIPOC

Firelight Media and BIPOC Doc Editors present a special event at DOC NYC PRO on the experiences of BIPOC editors in the documentary field.

October 13, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: The Making of Tubman/Douglass

Join Firelight Media for a Beyond Resilience Masterclass on the making of the new PBS documentaries on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

October 1, 2022

Firelight Media x Femme Frontera: From Short to TV

A panel discussion featuring Femme Frontera colleagues and past Showcase filmmakers who discuss their journeys from making short films to making content for productions such as Netflix, Amazon, PBS, AppleTV, and Amazon Studios.

September 28, 2022

Beyond Resilience x Getting Real '22: Indigenous Forms

Firelight Media hosted 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.


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