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Jesse Owens Brings Home An Emmy for Outstanding Research!

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Stanley's Corner

Stanley Nelson joins The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ class of 2013.
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Stanley's Corner

“Panthers...changed so much about the way black people see themselves - the way we look, the way we act."
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Christine Turner's Homegoings screened at the Apollo

Homegoings enjoyed a premiere in Harlem at the legendary Apollo Theater this June.
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FREEDOM RIDERS Reached 3 Million Viewers in 2011

FREEDOM RIDERS was the "most watched" on the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in 2011.
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November 1, 20135 months ago

Firelight Media Announces 2013 Next Step Media Fund Grantees

Firelight Media today announced the 2013 recipients of the Next Step Media Fund, which will distribute $70,000 in funding to documentary film projects created by participants in Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab, a mentorship program for talented, independent producers of color.  “The Next Step Media Fund helps to demonstrate that Firelight’s Producers’ Lab is more than Read the full article…

October 3, 20136 months ago

Jesse Owens Brings Home An Emmy for Outstanding Research!

Firelight is thrilled to announce that our latest film Jesse Owens, which aired on the acclaimed PBS series American Experience, won an Emmy for Outstanding Research at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards! Firelight would like to congratulate Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson, Stacey Holman, Aljernon Tunsil and the entire Jesse Owens team on Read the full article…

August 30, 20137 months ago

Firelight Honors the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

The Firelight Media team is proud to commemorate the women and men who organized and participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  It was a watershed moment for our country and we are forever indebted to them for their efforts. To honor their legacy we are committed to lifting up the Read the full article…

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August 14, 20138 months ago

Firelight Produces New Stop-and-Frisk videos

On Monday, federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin issued a ruling that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers and has called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms. Stop-and-frisk is a practice of the New York City Police Department by which police officers stop and question tens of thousands Read the full article…