July 10, 2020

The (Un)Documented Lens | Beyond Resilience

Conversations on representation, labor, and equity featuring the work and perspectives of undocumented storytellers.


  • Luna x Moya, a bilingual documentary editor, and directorial debut film The Rights of Butterflies launched a screening tour to successfully pass the DREAM act in Maryland. Co-founder and co-host of CHRONICLES, a podcast on black and brown disability politics.


  • Dario Guerrero (Storyteller and Activist), who will be speaking about attending Harvard as an undocumented immigrant, and recent film ROCIO.
  • Denea Joseph (Host and Activist), who will be speaking about advocating for immigrant rights, and the Undocumented Black Girl Podcast.
  • Amrit Kaur (Filmmaker), who will be speaking about a docu-series on anti-blackness and the caste systems in South Asian communities,  and co-founder of the startup MuseRoom for marginalized creatives.
January 25, 2024

The Optics of Islam | Beyond Resilience

A conversation with filmmakers and scholars about Muslim and MENASA representation.

December 7, 2023

The Documentary System is Broken. Now What? | Beyond Resilience

How can we band together to (re)build a system that will ensure independent filmmakers can thrive?

November 1, 2023

Palestinian Voices | Beyond Resilience

Beyond Resilience, with support from Field of Vision, is proud to be a community partner for the Arab Film & Media Institute's 'Palestinian Voices' program.

November 15, 2023

Navigating the Ethical and Business Landscape of Artificial Intelligence | Beyond Resilience

A conversation about the evolution of artificial intelligence and its impact on documentary filmmaking, presented with DOC NYC PRO.

September 21, 2023

Let's Talk Money | Beyond Resilience

Join Firelight Media for a conversation about creating work, profiting from that work, and creating a sustainable career in nonfiction film.

August 6, 2023

Disability Justice: Spotlight on unseen | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media co-presents a panel on disability justice at BlackStar Film Festival 2023, featuring Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo.

June 29, 2023

QTBIPOC Representation in Documentary | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Pride Month conversation about queer, trans, and BIPOC representation in documentary.

May 25, 2023

AAPI Cultural Icons | Beyond Resilience

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating AAPI cultural icons as seen through the lens of AAPI filmmakers.


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