Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part III

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For 15 years, Firelight has produced films that expose injustice, illuminate the power of nonviolent protest, and tell a history seldom told. We have chosen to document moments in U.S.…

Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part II

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This is the second in a series of blog posts about Black Lives Matter. Post I Today’s almost daily video of a fatal shooting at the hands of police prompts…

Black Lives (and Stories) Matter: Part I

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This is the first in a series of weekly posts regarding Black Lives Matter. At Firelight, we are committed to telling stories by and about the marginalized – people that…

STANLEY NELSON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 37TH ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

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We are so excited to announce that our very own Stanley Nelson is the Lifetime Achievement honoree for the 2016 News & Documentary Emmy Award. Since 1989, Stanley has chronicled the African American experience in…

We Need Your Input

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Dear Firelighters – This year we celebrate 15 years of telling underrepresented stories, supporting diverse filmmakers and attracting diverse audiences. We couldn’t have reached this anniversary without your support and we…

Notes from the PBS Annual Meeting

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Carol Bash, a Firelight Documentary Lab Alum, attended the PBS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL May 16 – 18, below she provides a few key takeaways for independent documentary filmmakers.…

#DocLab Fellow Cecilia Aldarondo on Orlando

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It took me the better part of a week to figure out how I feel about the Orlando shooting. I keep thinking of all the young Latino–the vast majority Puerto…

An American in Sheffield…

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In early June, I found myself in Sheffield, England, an industrial city best known as the backdrop for the late ‘90s crowd pleaser The Full Monty. Thanks to the generous…

Color of Impact Panel at Tribeca 2016

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We Make the Road by Walking Panel at Tribeca 2016

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