April 9, 20131 month agoyou can listen to the entire conversation here.
April 9, 20131 month ago
For those of you anxiously awaiting the upcoming The Black Panthers: Seize the Time there is good news. Firelight’s Community Action Division is rolling out a new transmedia project called Black Power Revisited: Inherit the Revolutionthat will bring the history of the Panthers and the Black Power era to life. Over the next few months we will share interviews and essays from Talib Kweli, Prof. Marc Lamont Hill, Mumia Abu Jamal, dream hampton, Michaela Angela Davis, Assata Shakur and others who will share their thoughts on the legacy of the Black Power era.
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February 13, 20133 months ago
Before Spike Lee, Henry Hampton, Stanley Nelson, St. Claire Bourne, and many other successful black documentary makers, there was Bill and Bill. Steeped in black history and culture, the work of these two pioneers laid a firm foundation for many of today's black filmmakers who continue a proud tradition of storytelling that began with Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and others.
This event is Co-presented by Firelight Media and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Although this event is free for public, registration is required. Click here to register today!
February 13, 20133 months agoChristine Turner, Firelight media's talented Producers' Lab member, had the World Premier of her film Homegoings at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight 2013. An oversold crowd at the MoMA gave Turner a much deserved standing ovation for her film which takes a look at African American funeral traditions through the eyes of a beloved Harlem undertaker.