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November 12, 20127 months agoOscars!
Here is what Pete said in an interview with Variety:
"I can't tell you how many times we walked up to people and told them what we were doing, and they'd say, 'My story doesn't matter -- why does anybody care about my story?' This recognition is really special to me; it's a validation that their story does matter." Pete Nicks has also been nominated for the following prestigious awards:
2012 Gotham IFP nominee for Best Documentary
2013 Independent Spirit Awards double nominee: Best Documentary & Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award
2013 Cinema Eye nominee: Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
This film is currently in theatrical distribution in selected cities around the country and will broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in the 2013-2014 season. Please click here to see the current schedule.
The Waiting Room, which follows the life and times of patients and caregivers at Highland Hospital, a public hospital in Oakland, CA, was picked as New York Times and New York Magazine Critics Pick, won the Golden Gate and Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, a Silver Docs and True or False official selection, and won the Guggenheim Emerging Artists Award at Full Frame.
A huge congratulations to Pete from Firelight Family!
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February 25, 20121 year agoPOV's blog thanks to our very own Shoshone Johnson! In this post, Shoshone shares highlights of the “Sustaining a Career as a Public Media Maker” summit co-hosted by Firelight Media's Producers' Lab and POV last Friday.
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September 26, 20111 year ago
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July 10, 20111 year ago
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July 10, 20111 year ago
Film Related, Freedom Riders, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: A Place of Our Own, Black History, Emmett Till, Firelight Media, freedom riders, Gordon Parks, Greaves, Jonestown, Marcus Garvey, Mike Hale, new york times, stanley nelson, Two Dollars and a Dream, William Greaves
May 15, 20112 years agoClick here to check out the New York Times feature article on Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Director of Firelight Media, Stanley Nelson. Author Mike Hale calls him "An Explorer of Black History's Uncharted Terrain" and writes: "The breadth and seriousness of his work documenting black life in America, assembled with little fanfare and sometimes less money, place him in a select group of filmmakers..."
Nelson's most recent film, Freedom Riders, airs on PBS Monday, May 16th at 9 PM. Check local listings. Nelson's films can be purchased on this website. Click here to go to our shop and receive special discounts. Click here to donate to Nelson's work to support and mentor independent diverse producers in Firelight's flagship program The Producers' Lab.
Photo: Stanley Nelson
Photo credit: Chester Higgins jr./ New York Times
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April 19, 20112 years ago