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.
Firelight Media co-presents a panel on disability justice at BlackStar Film Festival 2023, featuring Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Pride Month conversation about queer, trans, and BIPOC representation in documentary.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating AAPI cultural icons as seen through the lens of AAPI filmmakers.
Firelight Media hosted a virtual panel discussion on producing documentary films centered on artists of color, by artists of color.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating filmmakers and artists who capture the essence of contemporary Black life in America today.
Join Firelight Media at SXSW for a conversation featuring BIPOC filmmakers on making music documentaries.
A Beyond Resilience conversation on community-centered curatorial practices, festival programming guidelines, and distribution pathways.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Masterclass with Firelight-supported filmmakers who are producing documentary films with impact.