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 on Thursday, May 12th from 6-8pm ET.


Presented for a national audience on the online public media screening platform OVEE, the evening will feature an extended clip of The Black Panthers followed by a conversation with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson and leaders of the Liberation Movement in the Capital Region of New York.

Stanley Nelson is the foremost chronicler of the African American experience working in nonfiction film today. Through Firelight Media, which Nelson co-founded with Marcia Smith, their combined efforts have supported the professional development of more than 100 producers of color.        

Author and activist Dr. Alice Green will share reflections on the history of the Liberation Movement in Upstate New York, which she recently published in her book, “We Who Believe In Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice. She will be joined by Earl Thorpe, who co-founded The Brothers, a civil rights group based in Albany that pre-dates the Black Panther Party. The conversation will be moderated by Shawn Young, Co-founder of All of US Community Action Group, a contemporary Black-led organization working to lift up marginalized voices in the ongoing pursuit of justice and equity for all.

Join us for an evening highlighting American history that too often goes untold.   

April 20, 2023

Beyond Resilience: Centering the Artist in Documentary

Firelight Media hosted a virtual panel discussion on producing documentary films centered on artists of color, by artists of color.

February 23, 2023

Beyond Resilience: Black & Now

Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating filmmakers and artists who capture the essence of contemporary Black life in America today.

March 13, 2023

Beyond Resilience x SXSW: Making Music Docs That Aren't One Note

Join Firelight Media at SXSW for a conversation featuring BIPOC filmmakers on making music documentaries.

January 26, 2023

Beyond Resilience: The Future of Film Programming

A Beyond Resilience conversation on community-centered curatorial practices, festival programming guidelines, and distribution pathways.

December 15, 2022

Beyond Resilience Masterclass: Producing Documentaries with Impact

Firelight Media hosted a 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.


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