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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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The Black Panthers Selected For Sundance 2015!

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

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Freedom Summer Gets Image Award Nomination!

Freedom Summer, more relevant than ever, continues to inspire and win accolades.
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Firelight Media Announces the 2014 winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund (F3)

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Firelight Films Launches - America Revisited

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FREEDOM SUMMER premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Firelight Launches - Freedom Summer Now

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Stanley Nelson Receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obamammy Nominations for Jesse Owens!

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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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December 16, 20144 days ago

Freedom Summer Gets Image Award Nomination!

Freedom Summer, more relevant than ever, continues to inspire and win accolades. Our documentary about the ten memorable weeks in 1964 when more than 700 volunteers gathered in Mississippi in a historic effort to register Black voters has just been nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary (Television)! Congratulations Stanley on this your Read the full article…

December 12, 20148 days ago

The Black Panthers Selected For Sundance 2015!

We are thrilled to announce that our new documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, will make its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance International Film Festival! This film is directed by Stanley Nelson and is the filmmaker’s history-making eighth film to world premiere at Sundance. The Black Panthers is selected to screen in Read the full article…

December 6, 201414 days ago

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Firelight is proud to announce the completion of the first documentary in our America Revisited series– THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION. In the 1960’s, ready or not, change was coming to America. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and those seeking to drastically transform the system believed radical change was not only feasible, Read the full article…

September 23, 20142 months ago

Firelight Launches "Freedom Summer Now"

Three months after the television broadcast premiere on the acclaimed PBS series, American Experience, FREEDOM SUMMER is still making its mark on communities across the country inspiring activists from Ferguson to Paris to make radical change in their communities. In recognition of National Voter Registration Day today we are thrilled to announce the launch of Read the full article…