April 10, 2014

Annenberg School for Communication
Room 110
201 S. 34th Street
  • Stanley Nelson

    Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Final Film Screening and Post-Film Q&A: "Freedom Summer"

Stanley Nelson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Nelson is the director of 12 documentary features, including Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple, and The Murder of Emmett Till. He is also cofounder and executive director of Firelight Media, which provides technical education and professional support to emerging documentarians. Nelson is currently finalizing a new film, Freedom Summer, which will air on PBS’ American Experience in June 2014, and in production on The Black Panthers: Seize the Time, which is the first in a series of three films he will direct as part of a new multi-platform PBS series entitled America Revisited. With seven of his films having premiered at Sundance Film Festival and multiple industry awards to his credit, Nelson is acknowledged as one of the premier documentary filmmakers working today.
Cosponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication. For more information, contact the Center for Africana Studies at 215-898-4965 or

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Event Sponsor: Co-sponsored with the Annenberg School for Communication.