Firelight Films Launches “America Revisited”
In June Firelight Films launched AMERICA REVISITED– an unprecedented, multi-year project for broadcast on public television’s series Independent Lens. AMERICA REVISITED is a series of three films– The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and The Slave Trade: Creating A New World— that will expand and deepen our understanding of African-American history, experience and life. More than just a film project, AMERICA REVISITED is a unique, multi-platform interactive journey through American history– from the global trade in African lives that built empires; to the excitement, rage and determination embodied in the Black Power activism of the 60’s; through the jubilation of a high school senior opening up an acceptance letter to Howard University in 2014.
For each film, there will be exclusive interviews and clips from the films, interactive games and timelines, as well as background information and essays to bring the history to life. AMERICA REVISITED will seek user-generated content from audiences that can be viewed on our website and shared through social media platforms. And in the case of TELL THEM WE ARE RISING, audiences will be invited to contribute their personal stories, photos, home videos and memorabilia to the site for possible inclusion into the documentary film. Check out our AMERICA REVISITED website and Like our AMERICA REVISITED Facebook page.