September 29, 2020

Beyond Resilience: The Liberatory Canon at Getting Real

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, presented at the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) Getting Real conference.

While much has been written about the colonial history of documentary filmmaking, far less is known about the canon of oppositional cinema created by Black, Indigenous, and other filmmakers of color. There is a rich tradition of oppressed peoples subverting the colonial gaze: from early works by Zora Neale Hurston and William Greaves, to the filmmakers who formed the Iranian New Wave, to the Latin American and African filmmakers behind the Third Cinema movement. This panel featured BIPOC creators discussing the political and aesthetic motivations of liberatory cinema movements and why we must reconstitute the canon with BIPOC-created media.

The panel discussion featured Stanley Nelson, award-winning filmmaker and Firelight Media co-founder; with filmmaker Heather Rae, curator Janaína Oliveira, and moderator Yasmina Price.

Relevant Link

http://www.firelightmedia.tv/beyond-resilience-liberatory-canon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy2kfPVane8

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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